Marjory Wilson: Return to Bay Area is return to her artistic roots

by Linda Hubbard on September 7, 2011

When artist Marjory Wilson relocated from Colorado to Atherton four years ago, it was in many respects a “back to the future” move. “My husband and I met when we were both going to school in the Bay Area,” she says. “I was in art school then, and when I moved back it was like the old me coming out.”

In the years between, Marjory pursued a number of careers, all related to her early interest in painting. They included editorial artist for the Rocky Mountain News, heading up marketing services for Citigroup, and running her own advertising agency. Now she is a full-time artist, painting in acrylics.

“When I sit down, I can paint for six or eight hours,” she says. “Time goes by very quickly when I’m painting.”

Fourteen of Marjory’s painting — all with a flower or botanical theme — are on display this month at the Atherton Library. She is also one of the participating artists at the 7th annual Atherton Art Exhibit being held on Friday, Sept. 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. This free event is open to the public, and the artists — representing a wide variety of work including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, weaving, and furniture painting —  will be available to talk to attendees.

“I enjoy my participation on the Atherton Arts Committee, the show’s sponsor,” says Marjory. “Being new to the area, it’s given me an opportunity to meet other artists. But what I want to do most of the time is paint!”

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