Margaret LN Brooks is the granddaughter of prolific watercolor and oil painter Laura J.A. Neese of Beloit, Wisconsin, and was highly inspired by her to develop her own talent, which first appeared when asked to draw a wooden stool in art class in grammar school in the UK.
Living in St. Maarten in the northeastern Caribbean since her 20s, she paints mostly Caribbean scenes, and her travels through Europe have occasioned some pieces from there as well. She focuses on landscapes and seascapes, but has also dabbled in abstract art.
Seven of her works have earned Special Merit or Special Recognition Awards in Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery competitions.
A graduate in physics, Margaret's hobbies include classical piano, languages and travel, and she continues to learn via online education.
A mother of four, Margaret and her husband Tonca, a reggae artist, built the first audio recording studio in St. Maarten in 1984. It still exists today. Margaret managed the studio for many years but has been a proofreader and editor of the local newspaper since 2009.