Fatima BerchT

Independent Curator, Art Historian, Writer
New York City

“The acquisition of an artwork is something very personal, even for a trained art historian like me. A number of Marjorie’s works are displayed in my home in places that I can see them on and off throughout the day. They bring me joy.

“All are pastels and, although small compared to the scale of much of her canvases, they have a strong presence. Like Marjorie, I love the power of color. I also enjoy very much the uniqueness of her pictorial language, which is always evolving.

“And yes, I hope one day to acquire a large abstract work by Marjorie. From time to time I visit her website to refresh my memory of the many paintings I fell in love with over the years. I have been fortunate to follow the career of this fine artist for several decades.”

With “Rake and Abandoned Admirals” 2001 Mixed media on paper
14 x 11 inches and “Painted Lady” 2001 Pastel 4 x 6 inches

“The largest work and the most powerful that I have is part of a series inspired by the scenery of fields surrounding her studio in upstate New York. In this pastel, the artist catches up the moon just at dusk, appearing through clouds. The burnt grass is depicted in a field that emanates a neon-like orange light. It is compressed by wavering black forms, like a prelude for a tense and dark night. I enjoy the sense of movement and evanescence in this skilful drawing.”

“Field with Late Afternoon Moonrise” 1999
Pastel & mixed media on paper
10 x 24 inches