Marion and her husband travel
extensively around Australia heading to warmer parts of the country in
winter. They feel very lucky to be
living in such a diverse and beautiful country.
The colours of the outback are so vibrant. Perhaps this is why she is
drawn to painting them but she also enjoy all landscapes, seascapes and flowers
from her garden.
It is a thrill for Marion to
know that travellers from around the world have enjoyed her work and purchased
it as a reminder of their stay in Australia.
She has paintings in homes in UK, USA, NZ and Switzerland. Travelling Australians have also enjoyed her
work so it is in every state.
While watercolour is her
first love, Marion has started to paint in oils and her very first oil painting
won a prize at the BSA Annual Art Show.
Recognition at shows has given Marion the encouragement to continue
painting and to attend workshops to further develop.
Marion belongs to the
Ballarat Society of Artists Inc. and until recently the Victorian Watercolour
Society, but it became difficult to attend meetings in Melbourne.
She had always wanted to
learn to paint watercolour so when retirement finally arrived Marion enrolled
at BRACE and completed 1 term in 2001 and 2 terms in 2002.
Marion enters local shows and
has been fortunate to win a number of prizes awarded by well known judges and
her peers from Ballarat Society of Artists and the Victorian Watercolour
In 2018, she visited Venice
on a painting tour with EV Hales. The
weather was very hot and humid, not ideal for painting but a lot was learnt
from Ev and others attending on the tour.
Marion has many memories and photos to inspire her future painting.