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K. Marjorie Henn. A.C.A. Dip.
Marjorie was born in 1941 in Grande Prairie and grew up on a farm near Beaverlodge, Alberta in the Peace River Country. Her Mother Mary McNaught Hunkin (an artist herself) encouraged and nurtured her at an early age to appreciate art and nature. She took her formal art training at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, where she received a Two Year General Art Diploma and completed three years majoring in Commercial Art. The next seven years she worked as a Commercial Artist, followed by 23 years doing Free Lance Architectural Illustration in Edmonton, Vancouver and Vancouver Island. In 1993 she returned to live in Beaverlodge, where she taught classes and workshops in the Peace Country and exhibited and sold her work in local and regional shows.
For many years she and her late husband George travelled extensively in Alberta and northern British Columbia. Their camping, hiking and exploring while travelling, greatly influenced her knowledge and appreciation of wilderness subjects. She continues field trips and outdoor sketching and painting seeking inspiration and subject material for her work.
Her passion for detail, design and composition, color and mood are evident throughout her work. An appreciation for beauty and peace show in her choice of subjects. She continues to study and research new techniques and ideas in order to improve and grow in her work.
Her main medium is watercolor, but she is also proficient in oils, as well as pencil and pen and ink drawing. She has taken workshops with well known professionals such as Jack Reid, Robert Sinclair, Jean Pedersen, Larry Cromwell, Karin Richter, Brent Laycock and Jerry Heine.
She has maintained an active role in arts organizations by her participation and membership in the Beaverlodge Art Society, Peace Watercolor Society, Art of the Peace Society, Peace Country Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, South Peace Art Society, McNaught Homestead Preservation Society and the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
She was a founding member of the Art of the Peace Society and served for 11 years as a Board member. In 2003, Marjorie helped found the McNaught Homestead Preservation Society and continues to serve as a Board member.
Due to her enthusiasm and knowledge she is in demand as a teacher in the Peace and is continuing to do workshops and encourage others to learn and appreciate art. She has received numerous awards, prizes and honorable mentions in local and regional shows and has served as a Juror for regional shows.
Her work can be found in local, private and corporate collections as well as across Canada and the United States. She has her studio in her residence near Beaverlodge and she may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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