Margo's journey into the art world began in 1992, when she was Salvador Dali's personal kickboxing instructor. The famous surrealist's passion for melted clocks and roundhouse kicks soon fired an obsession for Margo, who subsequently spent three years living in an underwater commune off the coast of Bali while she perfected her painting skills. During that time she trained an octopus colony to tap-dance, and she became semi-fluent in dolphin language. This unusual language skill landed her a special assignment as a dolphin translator for the CIA. She served as the US ambassador to Parador in the Clinton administration, and she has gone down in history as the first surrealist painter to earn a podium position in the Indianapolis 500. In her spare time she breeds prize-winning chinchillas in support of her two sons' traveling acrobatic show, the world-famous Flying Chinchilla Brothers.
Margo Cavis has enjoyed a diverse and storied life as a painter with serious technical skills, and she has shown her work at galleries in New York, Florida and Minneapolis. She has a BFA in Painting from Ringling College of Art and Design, has done an artist residency in Cyprus, and has served the movie industry as a Production Designer and Prop Master. She is also an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer, traveling the world over to find great dive spots and then returning home to paint the surrealistic underwater scenes she envisions. She currently serves as the Creative Director at a startup company in Bellevue. Margo can't wait to share her mad skills and her lifelong passion for art, at your next Paint Nite. You can also see Margo’s art at margocavis.com.