Marion was born in London, England in 1922. As a teenager she learned Esperanto, an international language developed in the hope of making communication easier among different countries. Fired with idealism she acquired correspondents in Spain, Romania & the US. During the war, she quit college and began working on a farm. In 1943, her American correspondent’s best friend, a GI, landed in England & they became friends. The correspondence continued and after the war, In 1953, they married. After raising a family, they started a small publishing company. Marion dipped into several areas of self-expression before discovering wood carving at age 70.
After a few workshops at a senior center, she went on her own way, studying the work of some of the great European wood artists, and reading of the experiences of other carvers. Now in her mid 90’s, a day rarely goes by without her gouges & chisels in her hands. Her scenes often depict animals, nature and her beloved North Carolina.
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