April 2023

Welcome to my Website

We have made it to the other side of COVID-19! Hooray! Now we can resume life, as almost “normal”

Let me introduce myself: I’m Margaret Horak, and I’m interested in a lot of things. I have a husband, Ray, and adult kids, Kristin, Brenna and Barrett. We have a cat named Hinata, and 10 chickens.

We live in northwest Washington State, USA.

We have 5 grandkids: Breanna, Nash, Gabby, Indie and Saaya (aka: Trinity).

I’m retired from contract work. I worked with a team of contractors for 18 years, writing courses for Microsoft. It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot, and met a bunch of nice folks along the way. I miss the work sometimes.

Now that I’m retired, I can work on what I really love, and that’s watercolor paintings. I love to paint, teach, show and talk about watercolor! I guess you could say it is my passion. I’ll be posting some paintings on this page, and stories behind them.

We also love to travel, where I can paint whatever I please. Yeah, it’s a tough life, but somebody’s go to do it. Am I Right?!

Thanks for following!

From my photo, taken at Ristretto Coffee and Wine Bar, Wine and Watercolor Wednesdays.

Art Classes and Shows – Ristretto and Wild Little Garden Events


Join us for Wine and Watercolor Wednesdays! We are restarting classes on August 4th at 5:30-7:30.  You can bring your own supplies or I and provide the tools and materials you need to create your own personal masterpiece! If you need a beginner’s kit, please give me a few days.

Cost is $20, which includes a beverage of your choice

You can sign up at Ristretto, or let Margaret know you’re coming by emailing her here: [email protected]

While at Ristretto, check out my revolving art show, too! It changes occasionally. While you are enjoying your beverages and treats, see if you can tell what’s new!

Wild Gardens Little Events – ART SHOW

One of the pieces I’ll be showing in this show

Welcome to my website!

Email: [email protected], or Text: 360-708-8051 for more details.

I hope you enjoy my newly updated website! All sorts of things are happening right now!

Ristretto Wine and Watercolor Wednesdays are re-starting in person on August 4th, 5:30-7:30. Bring your own supplies or buy a beginner’s kit from Margaret. 

If you’re interested in a customized class for your group, at your home or other venue, contact Margaret at [email protected] or text at 360-708-8051

Snow Goose Summer Scene