Call for Entries Accepted Artists
Abstract 1 – 1968
From an early age Marge Rector knew she wanted to be an artist. In 1950 she graduated from Texas Technological University in Lubbock, Texas with a degree in commercial art and a marriage certificate to her childhood sweetheart Floyd in the other. They settled in Dallas, Texas. Floyd started medical school and Marge worked for Bozell and Jacobs Advertising.
In 1958 Marge was able to move into the less financially secure area of fine arts. Chapman Kelley Art Gallery asked to handle her work beginning a long string of one-woman shows, group shows and competitive art shows. During this period prominent collectors in the Dallas/Ft Worth area acquired a number of her paintings.
In 1973 Floyd accepted a faculty position at the University of California San Francisco medical school. They settled in Sausalito, where they still live. In 1979 they broke ground in Woodacre, CA for Marge’s studio, designed by longtime friend and architect Gary Kneeland. Marge’s work hangs in many private collections in the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and Brazil.
This painting, by use of black & white symmetrical shapes, creates an optical illusion – white forms moving against a black background or black forms moving against a white background. Changing the size of the forms creates either the sense of a living breathing organism or rolling hills and valleys. This painting, when placed on a white, well-lit wall, replicates itself creating a sense of continuous motion.