Marjorie Taylor, Painting

Marjorie is a full-time artist working in her home studio in Mechanicsburg. She attended UCSD majoring in fine art and has taken many art classes and workshops over the years. She started her art career painting murals and faux finishes at The Decorative Art Studio, founded in 1998. She was selected to paint murals for several Harrisburg Symphony Show-houses. After starting a family, she dabbled in glass mosaic and traveled to Venice, Italy, for a workshop at Orsoni glass. Her work then evolved into using shells in her mosaics. In 2020after her three daughters went to college, she started working exclusively in acrylic and oils. Currently, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two rescue dogs.


March 18-present Solo exhibition at 231 Home, Harrisburg, PA

February 18, March 6, 2022, Solo exhibition at Cafe 1500, Harrisburg, PA

2021, 93rd International Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, HarrisburgPA 2020

2020, Featured Artist Talk for Members of Mosaic Society of Philadelphia

Artist Statement

Inspired by my love of flowers and insects of all kinds, my current body of work is influenced by old botanical books, Georgia Okeefe, and cabinets of curiosity. More than a study of flowers and insects, I aim to show the viewer the beauty and relevance of every creature's importance to our environment. I hope to evoke curiosity about nature and a desire to learn and appreciate all creatures, big and small.

The butterfly collections of the 1800s inspire this series of butterfly portraits.Portraiture mirrors the arc of civilization, reflecting the hierarchies of power. I believe butterflies deserve a portrait similar to that period when only the nobility was depicted in portraiture.

The portraits magnify the importance of these pollinators to our incredibly diverse and intricate cycle of life here on earth. Enlarging these beautiful creatures encourages the viewer to take the time to look deep into nature and value its importance to our survival.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein