“For the last twenty years, America has been my home. In person and over the phone, I still get the same question: “Your accent, where are you from?” ..England, Ireland, Wales - and my answer is the same: “From a British Commonwealth country.”

I grew up on a farm, consequently, I attended boarding schools from age five. My favourite hobby was reading books of all kinds - Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Historical, Romance and mystery. Fascinated by people’s faces - I paint portraits in oils. Above my desk, hangs my first oil portrait.

- Marjorie Estes