A longtime resident of Eugene, Margaret received her MFA from the University of Oregon in 1978. She studied with David McCosh, Andy Vincent and Frank Okada, and taught art for many years at the U of O, LCC, and the Maude Kerns Art Center.
Coe has been influenced by important Northwest artists, including Nelson Sandgren, Charles Heaney, and C.S. Price.
Her work has been widely exhibited and collected since the 1960s, and is in the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, among numerous others. Coe's work is also represented in both the Portland and Seattle Art Museum rental sales galleries.