Marjorie is a testament that you are never too old to find a new passion. After careers in nursing, teaching intellectually disabled adults, along with raising two boys, she relocated from Williamsburg, VA to coastal Georgia in 2012 with her husband Scott. The arts have always been a part of Marjorie's life through dance, piano, and voice, but is was just 2 years ago she picked up her first paint brush and has not put it down since. Marjorie was invited by her friend Lou from her local church to visit her painting class to explore her possible interest in taking a painting lesson, Well she did and it was love at first sight. She dove right in, with the support and inspiration from fellow local artist in Shellman Bluff, Georgia. Marjorie has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement and positive reactions to her paintings. As a true amateur with no education in art, Marjorie spends time reading and educating herself on various painting techniques, but admits she falls back to advice given by her friend and fellow coastal artist, Karen Burnett. " Paint what you see, not what you know." She is amazed at what her eyes can truly see. Her love of gardening, animals, and the outdoors are evident in the subjects she chooses to paint. She loves vibrant color and makes every effort to capture the light as it falls on the subject she is painting. Marjorie enjoys painting with a special group of artist in her local community, attending plein air events, painting workshops, and sharing her new passion with family and friends. " She feels blessed to have discovered this hidden talent and is openly excited at where this journey may take her.
Membership and Recognition
Member: McIntosh Art Association, Jekyll Art Association, Glynn Art Association Georgia Coastal Artist Guild (2016)
Recognition/Awards: First place & Honorable Mention Jekyll Art Festival Novice (2015) Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Best in Show Amatuer (2015), Georgia National Fair Purchase Award (2015), Second place Intermediate Jekyll Art Festival (2015) Georgia National Fair Artist in Residence (2016) Georgia National Fair Fine Art Brochure Cover (2016), Georgia Council for the Arts/Portraits of Community Governors Executive Office Exhibit (2016) Georgia National Fair Fine Arts 1st place, scenes from the fair, Second Place sporting and wildlife and 3rd Place, farm animals. (2016)