Marjorie is a California native; growing up in and around the San Jose area. She has also lived in Southern California, on the East Coast, and in Italy. Living near Rome gave her the opportunity to see many originals of the old masters, as well as the iconic architecture and basilicas of the past. She has returned to her roots in Northern California and currently lives in Roseville.
Her art education spanned over time and location. She has attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied with Lila Katzen. She also attended the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, where she worked with Dennis Leon and Joe Di Stefano. Marjorie graduated with her Bachelors of Art in Art Studio from California State University at Sacramento, California where she studied painting and drawing with Evri Kwong and Ian Harvey.
She is currently focused on creating drawings and paintings that exemplify the symbiosis and interconnections of living organisms. She uses different mediums; including graphite, ink, acrylic and oil paints on wood or canvas. Marjorie says, "My art is a process that unfolds as I work, and over time I have come to understand its meaning and purpose."
My artwork is a stream of the subconcious; a meditation where each new element leads to another, and the connections between them evolve - sometimes with surprising results.