Dallas artist Marjorie
Schwarz once volunteered at the Dallas Zoo and used the birds as inspiration.
She painted them to help her remember their names but it also became a way of finding the essence of her painting voice.
“I’m painting the same things
over and over again and it can be painful, painfully boring, but if I can get
past the boredom it can be incredibly interesting,” says Schwarz.
Schwarz’s studio is in a
spare bedroom in the back of a second-story duplex. She paints at a small white
desk, sometimes with her dog Wiggles at her feet. There she applies layer upon
layer of thinned paint to her latest body of portrait work.
is a Houston photographer.
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