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Renowned among watercolour artists countrywide, Marjorie Best was less well known in the wider world of art appreciation.
Marjorie Bests' superb watercolours of flowers were collected widely before her death in the early 90's when she herself was 90. Marjorie Best's career began properly after the war in the 1950's when she worked in oils – painting not only flowers but also landscapes and portraits. She spent 30 years oil painting and when she began with watercolours she regretted she hadn't started earlier.
Undoubtedly Marjorie Best's technique developed over many years of oil painting contributed to the limpid and beautiful directness and freshness of her watercolours.
On artists' courses at Philips House, Dinton, many would queue in the morning to buy Marjorie Best's as yet unpainted pictures.
Few artists can approach the delicacy, vivid colours and sureness of touch of this artist. Most Marjorie Best exhibitions were sell outs.