I grew up in Chalfont, PA and have lived in Lahaska,PA since 1988. I taught at Buckingham Elementary in the Central Bucks School District for thirty-three years and retired in 2006 to be able to spend more time devoted to painting.
I didnít start painting until 1999 when I was 48. After my husband died in 1998, I decided to take a year off from teaching; I took piano lessons, started to paint, and with my two kids, who were 7 and 11 at the time, travelled extensively. Most of my early paintings were of places we had visited on our trips. As we reinvented ourselves to being a family of three, I was reinventing myself as well. I am basically self-taught, having had no formal training, and I find that the more I paint, the more I discover about what I can do. I work primarily from photographs and work in both oil and acrylic.
Much of my work is inspired by the surrounding Bucks County countryside. As I am driving around this area, doing day-to-day things, I see pictures just waiting to be painted. Iím so glad I discovered what I wanted to do for the second half of my life!!
*represented by The Upstairs Gallery in Peddlerís Village
*art displayed Wells Fargo Securities in Doylestown, Juniata College, Buckingham Elementary School, Family Service Association, to name a few
*participant in juried events including: The Bucks County Chapter of Fox Chase Annual Art Show and Exhibit, BARC Arts Festival, The Doylestown Arts Festival, Welcome Day in Newtown, Pearl S. Buck Craft Show, North Penn Fine Art and Craft Show
*paintings chosen to be the BARC holiday card in both 2005 and 2006
*illustrated several childrenís books
*created notecards, postcards, etc for the Mercer Museum and Pearl S. Buck gift shops
*in private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, Australia, India, and South Carolina
Paintings by Margie Perry
PO Box 273
Lahaska, PA 18931