Marion Fleming was the child of a first-generation, Brooklyn-raised mother and a father whose ancestors had moved to a Vermont mountaintop to escape coastal Yellow Fever. How her parents met had everything to do with economic status, hard work, love of nature, and humor. These elements formed her worldview and are infused in her art. Local people, covered bridges, seasonal foliage, and the well-known Mt. Equinox were all a part of the Vermont scenery she cherished. She later moved to the foothills of the Catskill Mountains where the open spaces provided her the opportunity to hone her landscape artistry.
When her daughter joined the Army and was stationed in California, she caught the travel bug and eventually visited Russia, Central Asia, Switzerland, and many places in the U.S. You will see scenes from several of these locations as images are added to this online gallery.
Advised and encouraged by Normal Rockwell, Marion studied illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her memberships included the Cooperstown Art Association, the Central New York Watercolor Society, and the Southern Vermont Art Center. She had nine one-person shows including exhibits at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, VT, and the Cape May County Art League in Cape May, New Jersey. Her work is represented in many private collections, businesses, and museums.
Painting took her away to another place. It always brought her the deepest of joy, and it is her children's wish to share that joy with you through these online gallery offerings.