Marjorie Kramer has been living in the wild North East Kingdom of Vermont for many decades. She finds wonderful things to paint there. Trees for example; they grow relating to other trees, to their experiences, to the space, and light in that particular place but keep their species rhythms, i.e. Elms and Maples have different forms. There is an element of community among the trees. She is a proud member of the Front Gallery in Montpelier, also in the historic Blue Mountain Gallery in New York both artist-run cooperatives. Marjorie lived in NYC for 20 years where she earned a BFA at The Cooper Union and studied with Mercedes Matter and Charles Cajori, at the NY Studio School both wonderful,(but she still resisted everything she was told ). She was a founding student there.The friends she made were perhaps the best part ~that and the museum and gallery shows. The Redstockings Women’s Movement and organizing open women artist shows influenced her politics. The country life beckoned, the rents skyrocketed, her little family arrived in Vermont in the 80’s for keeps. She paints recognizable images in a natural style that is hopefully neither conservative nor gimmicky but sincere. Direct experience.