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‘Viewpoints’ by Marion Clark Weathers

The Watercolor Society of North Carolina recently announced that Marion Clark Weathers is the winner of the Eastern Region Award for her painting, “Viewpoints” exhibiting Oct. 3 through Nov. 12 in the 2021 Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Juried Exhibition.

The juror for this competition, renowned and internationally acclaimed watercolorist Tom Francesconi, announced the winners of this statewide competition on Oct. 3 during the Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony held online.

“Like we are all people, these are all sunglasses,” Weathers said. “Different shapes, colors, and sizes, but they’re all still sunglasses. And though they’re all reflecting to same scene, they all see it a little differently — just like people do.”

Taking it a step further, the artist has put herself into her work, adding images from traveling in Rome and the Greek Islands, especially the island of Mykonos.

In her mind’s eye, she is reflecting on happy memories and treasured moments.

Weathers has painted all her life. A graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, she has continued her art studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, masterclass workshops and Barton College. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Impressionist Painters Society, The National Association of Women Artists and the Tar River Artists Collaborative.

She created the drawings for MapEasy guide maps in East Hampton, N.Y., and illustrated a children’s book, “The Secret of Gum Swamp,” set in rural Hyde County.

In addition to her studio painting schedule, she plays golf, sings in the choir and volunteers her talents with a number of community organizations. She was recently featured on WRAL-TV’s Tarheel Traveler as designer of the Train Mural in downtown Rocky Mount, one of the largest murals in North Carolina.