Marjorie Perrin paints traditional subject matter with a fresh eye. She captures the timeless beauty of a moment with her colors and textures. Painting from life, she uses the richness of oil paint to convey a mood and sense of place. Her style is influenced by Impressionism and Classical Realism. She shares her enthusiasm for creating art with her students at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she has taught studio art since the 1980s.
Marjorie graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; she also studied at Art Students League of New York and Virginia Commonwealth University and has studied privately with Cedric and Joanette Egeli. She has received several awards, most recently, First Place at Gloucester Arts Festival Community Artist 2.5 Plein Air Competition 2019 and Third Place in Plein Air Westhampton 2019. She has also received two fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections in Richmond, Virginia, including the Governor's Mansion, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, CSX Corporation, E.R. Carpenter Corp., Medical College of Virginia, Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, and Mutual Assurance.
She is an active member in the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, the Virginia Plein Air Painters Association, the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.