Check out Marilyn MacGregor’s Sketches

InLiquid Artist Marilyn MacGregor is creating a lot of art and posting sketches from her daily sketch diary on her Facebook and Instagram during the stay-at-home order due to COVID-19.

What are you doing to keep sane during this time?

Keeping a daily sketch diary and sharing it on FB and Instagram.
Keeping in touch with friends and family via phone and video parties and visits. Reading, cooking, and watching movies. Making art – working on scenes for my International Series from my travel sketchbooks. Trying out some new art from my daily sketches. Keeping sane – not judging myself harshly for being less productive than usual.

Do you have any advice for others?

Stay home! Care about yourself and others. This won’t last forever so follow the common sense directions to be safe and not endanger others. Be kind to yourself, be creative, try something new, enjoy what’s good about this (quieter streets, fresher air) and get lots of sleep.

What’s your trick to making sure you’re washing your hands for 20 seconds?

I just keep at it, probably longer than that. And keep hand lotion handy.

Do you have any TV or movie recommendations?

I’m an art historian as well as a practicing artist, so I have a soft spot for historical fiction, from entertaining period murder mysteries (the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom is a favorite) to the amazing Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel. I’m a francophile, so the TV show Call My Agent set in Paris is a fun one. My husband and I have been watching lots of movies – we just rewatched Run, Lola, Run–great.

Tell us about your usual studio practices!

Working from home instead of my studio in the Bok Building has drawbacks, especially less space and fewer ready materials, but I’m lucky to have a place to work at home so I’ve adapted my routine to fit. I brought the essentials home so I can continue to create, work in my sketchbook, share what I’m doing and keep in touch through social media. I’m not able to ship out orders so I’ve set notices that I’ll send out any orders when we’re able to move about again.

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative which she supports. In the 70's she was a founding member of an artists co-op in NYC. Her work is abstract, both in painting and drawing. They sometimes combine in mixed media with collage. These works may include fragments from the collection of memorabilia in her studio. Her work has been influenced by travel, Morocco, Mexico, and repeated trips to Japan and Europe
Marjorie Grigonis

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities.…

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd…

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd Street Gallery, a…

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Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of…

Randall Cleaver
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Mindy Flexer

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and…

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc…

Mindy Flexer makes magical realist, figurative, oil paintings. She uses observation and invention to explore identity and family relationships, and the way personal history resides within the larger arc of time. Her current…

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