Margret Field was born in Dublin, the eldest daughter of Phil Donohoe, manager of Dublin's Theatre Royal. She was educated at Dominican Convent, Eccles Street.
From an early age she displayed an artistic flair and was determined to follow a career as an artist. She studied art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and the College of Commerce, Rathmines.
She began her creative life as an illustrator with Koningsveld and Zoon and later worked with McConnells Advertising Agency.
Her first exhibition was at the Irish Times Gallery, Dublin in 1967. She followed this with many solo and group exhibitions in Dublin, Portlaoise and Ballina, Co Mayo.
In 1970 she established the Cottage Gallery in Easkey, Co Sligo where she exhibited her work. She also produced her own range of postcards of local scenes from her original paintings.In 1990 she moved to a larger premises in Enniscrone where she successfully ran the Cottage Gallery for many years.
This sojourn living in the west had an influence on Margret's work and she is now equally at ease either recreating the Georgian splendour of Dublin or the rugged coastline landscapes of the Atlantic.
Margret is versatile and works in a variety of media - oils, watercolours, acrylics and pen and ink. Her style varies from soft delicate finely drawn character portraits to heavily textured oil landscapes to the gentle images of her tranquil watercolours.
She is in constant demand for commissions and her work is in private collections throughout the world. Her paintings are amongst the art collections of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey and Albert Reynolds.
She has painted portraits of many prominent people in Irish life ranging from former President Mary Robinson and Ray MacSharry to Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.
Her paintings appear regularly on the cover of "Ireland's Own". Her photographs featured in the book County Clare: Its Towns & Villages for Tempus Press.
In 2004 she was commissioned by Cottage Publication to produce watercolours for the book Dublin's North Coast with text by Arthur Flynn.
That same year she had a solo exhibition of her paintings in All Hallows College, Dublin. She was also invited to exhibit in the Irish Art Exhibition in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Margret has also written on the History of the Theatre royal and Maureen Potter.
In 2006 she was invited to be the only Irish Artist at the Atlanta Irish Arts Fair. During this visit she also addressed students from the Savannah School of Art and was interviewed on Atlanta Radio.