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Artist Marjorie Egee '74 Opens Exhibition in Delaware

August 12, 2006

Marjorie Egee.jpgAugust 12, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Watercolor can be controlled, but it’s good to see where it takes you, if you let it," says Marjorie Egee, award-winning artist and 1974 graduate of DePauw University. "In the same way, Mother Nature doesn’t always give you the results you planned, and usually they’re far better than anything I could have dreamed." Egee, whose floral paintings go on display Sunday in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is profiled in the Cape Gazette.

"My brush is informed by the flowers in front of me, as well as the many that I’ve painted seasons ago," she tells the newspaper. "Additionally, as an artist, I have the advantage of being able to move things around a lot easier than I can as the gardener, placing each blossom where I want it, in shapes, colors and positions that transform the natural garden into the painted one."

The article reports, "Egee received her bachelor’s degree from East College Flowers.jpgDePauw University, and then worked for a couple of years on oil tankers. 'But,' she says, 'I truly missed trees, shrubs, and plants of all sorts. Excluding seaweed, they just weren’t out there.' Later she studied at the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation, and has devoted more than 20 years to being a professional artist."

Read the complete story at the newspaper's Web site and visit Egee online here.

The exhibition of Marjorie Egee's work is taking place at the AerieArt Gallery and continues through September. Visit the gallery by clicking here.

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