Marjorie Moody was born in Long Beach, CA in 1950 and has lived in St. Paul, MN with her husband/photographer Michael Zaccardi since 1976. Besides painting her passions include travel, gardening and playing piano. Her main concerns in painting are color, mood, rhythm and spontaneity. Music, nature, dreams and the subconscious all play a part in the formation of her work. Her oil and cold wax paintings are executed by working in layers, scraping through the surface, adding more paint and finding the imagery during the process. Marjorie works intuitively but with intention, playing with combining abstraction and natural spaces. Rather than depict a scene she strives to suggest and/or stir up a memory. Mystery and ambiguity are important elements of her paintings. Her work has been influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, the Impressionists, Chinese landscape painting and Japanese woodblock prints.
Marjorie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work is in private collections throughout the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, France, Japan, Norway, Canada and Italy.