San Antonio
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My Bio

July 30, 2015

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since I updated this. I have been taking lots of fun classes on Craftsy and working on anatomy classes with Proko. Hopefully this will improve my work. To see some of my work on Craftsy, You Have to See Richard Pace's Class - Member Margo Schwirian.

Aug. 6. 2014

To view a drawing I did for Clearprint: Drawing for Clearprint of the Japanese Garden outdoor tea room area in San Antonio, Tx.

July 21, 2014

Looking for my work here on Artist Daily? Try Margo.

Dec. 18, 2013

To view the finished painting Mother And Child check out FASO's Dec, 2013 Bold Brush Contest.

Sept. 23-27, 2013

Got a chance to attend a workshop in Austin, TX with Scott Waddell. We drew and painted from a live model. It was great fun. See: Workshop with Scott Waddell, Austin, Tx

Aug 15, 2013

Fun Comparison: San Antonio Japanese Garden Bridge - 2nd revisionSan Antonio Japanese Garden Bridge - revised and San Antonio Japanese Garden Bridge.

May 3, 2013

Series of 4 Check out the four different versions of San Antonio Japanese Garden's Waterfall in Prismacolor markers, acrylic, watercolor, and oils

March 8, 2013

Sports and Superfun to be Supergirl

Take a look at my latest paintings: Sports and Superfun to be Supergirl.

Nov. 18, 2012

Magnolia Majesty

Magnolia Majesty can now be found at Fine Art America and Cafe Press.

New blog:

October 17, 2012

Sorry I haven't had much to add lately, but have been rather absorbed with the birth of our last grandchild who just happened to be full blown Trizome 13. Matthew was an amazing little 36 hour miracle. Don't know what more to say than we were blessed to get to meet him and love him.

Februrary 26, 2012

Working a different schedule now and really struggling to get back to either my drawing or painting. Am still taking my drawing class, thank goodness, and reading my art magazines. Miss my watercolor class, but will hopefully be able to get back in the not too distant future.

April 23, 2012

The plein air workshop with Steve Dougherty was great fun. We had a really fun group of plein air watercolor artists from the local area. You can view two of my paintings - Plein Air - Mission Espada and Plein Air - Japanese Gardens

March 14, 2012

Hi everyone,

Just an update. I am still taking my drawing class and really enjoying it. Getting ready for a big adventure in April. I will be taking a plein air workshop, which is a first for me. Landscapes are not my strong point, so this should be very interesting. I'm really looking forward to it.

Something new for you to look at - I added a drawing and painting that I worked on in December. Check out: Drawing for my son and Painting for my son. Also, The Pavillion.

December 19, 2011

New painting: "Wedding Day - Mother & Daughter"

November 8, 2011

Latest painting: "I Have Places To Go And Things To Do"

Oct. 23, 2011

Working on a new drawing, still taking my drawing class, and loving it - and hopefully getting better at it (probably couldn't have gotten worse so that has been an easy "given"). Still taking my watercolor class although life has been busy in other ways, and I have had to miss a few of those. Love my watercolor though, and don't think I will ever give up on it. But, I must say that the acrylics have been much more enticing than I would have ever expected, and I have always loved the intriguing effects and design work that can be accomplished with multimedia. [For those of you on grammar patrol, my apologies for any inadvertent run on sentence(s).]

Latest drawing: Artist at Work

Sept. 16, 2011

Just got back today from the last day of a really fun workshop by Nick Simmons. It was great fun, I learned a lot and even got a chance to use all those vivid colors that I love so much. Now to try to balance my drawing time and my painting time. Workshop with Nicholas Simmons

June, 2011

I have added a few new drawings. You may want to check them out. See: You Like My Shoe? and But This Is My Shoe Love at 1st Sight, or check out Margo5.



  • 4 Dec 2012
  • Margo Schwirian Fine Art Blog
  • 14 Nov 2012
  • Magnolia Majesty

    Magnolia Majesty can now be found at Fine Art America and Cafe Press.

    For those who are in another country, there is a button way up in the right hand corner of the site (where you can find your cart) that says currency, and has flags of the different countries. Click on that button and choose the correct flag for your country.


  • 17 Sep 2011
  • The Gardener

    Showing at Pam's Patio Kitchen, San Antonio.

  • 24 Jul 2011
  • Showing at Los Patios Gazebo, San Antonio, TX

    Now showing at Los Patios Gazebo "Do You See What Else He Could Be Eating?"

  • 9 Jun 2011
  • Why do I Paint?

    I keep reading and hearing over and over again that as an artist, I need to answer the question, "Why Do I Paint?" To me that seems like such a peculiar question. That is like asking, "Why is a baby born?" It has to come out eventually. Drawing and painting are a lot like giving birth. It may take a painting a while to percolate, but it has to come out eventually. This has probably been said by others before me, and probably in more eloquent ways, but I guess God gave birth to the universe and world, and I give birth to drawings and paintings.