|The Village Gallery • Oriental, NC|
Marguerite Chadwick-Juner is a life-long professional artist. She attended the High School of Art & Design in NYC and won a full scholarship to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, also in NYC, where she earned her B.F.A. and was awarded the A.A. Lowe Fund Award. While still in college, her entry in the nationwide student competiton for the cover of Print magazine won second place. It was also at Cooper that she gained her insights and appreciation of color from her oil painting teacher Wolf Kahn.
Marguerite has made a living in the arts via illustration and graphic arts as well as by selling her paintings. She has designed and illustrated everything from book covers, magazine covers, spot and full centerfold illustrations, journals and posters and so much more. She was chosen to create a ceiling mural for Ted Turner’s weather station on Thames Street in Newport, RI during the America’s Cup competitions there. Over the years, she has been commissioned to create many other murals in clients’ homes.
Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and is in private collections here and abroad.
Marguerite was born and raised on City Island, NY and moved to Oriental full time just a few years ago with her husband, Peter. Growing up in the nautical community of City Island has influenced her work and she is known for her maritime scenes. She painted mainly in watercolor until she developed a multi media technique using acrylics and oil pastels about 30 years ago which she believes is unique to her. Since that time she has branched out and revisits oils when the subject matter seems to her to call for it.
She is never content to just stick with what she does well and so, has pushed her comfort zone to develop a technique partly utilizing acrylic pouring to create a new body of work she calls her “Reef People.” This body of work grew out of a desire to distinguish herself from other local artists who paint maritime scenes. “The approach is new and fresh and unlike anything I have seen before” she says.
Marguerite was part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project in which artists living and working in the Bronx were connected with noted Bronx photographers who documented their work and work spaces. The project culminated in a book titled The Bronx Artist Documentary Project and exhibitions of the work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and several galleries.
Her work is also in 3 North Light books:
Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision
Splash 13: Alternative Approaches
Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Watercolor Excellence.
And most recently she has been asked by the Idea Museum in Mesa, Arizona, to loan 6 of her "dailies" for a show called Roadside USA which will open on June 13, 2019. This series of paintings document the beloved Wall Drug billboards that dot the landscape in South Dakota.