A painter, printmaker, graphic designer, and art educator, Marguerite McCarthy has taught art at every level, from pre-kindergarten through college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also worked as a Graphic Illustrator for the Department of Transportation and several private companies. McCarthy conducts art workshops in association with the McNay Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art, and instructed Summer Studio courses at the Southwest School of Art for fourteen years. She is a member of the San Antonio Art Education Association, Texas Art Education Association, National Art Education Assocation, and San Antonio Art League. McCarthy’s paintings can be found in corporate as well as private collections nationwide. She was awarded the commission to produce a formal portrait of Paris Hilton for her Los Angeles home in 2008; Hilton is often photographed beside this work, which has been published in several periodicals since that time. McCarthy is retired from the North East Independent School District, where she taught elementary, middle, and high school art for 18 years.