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In 1950 Marlie Dry worked in an advertising studio in London creating illustrations for frozen peas, soaps and many other products.
All art work was done by hand, from lettering to finished paintings. Reproduction was governed by the printing method of the time, so it was necessary to produce a style of painting with a clear cut edge.
Leaving the studio she went on to become a freelance artist, and later an art teacher for adult education. With her young family she wrote and illustrated childrens’ stories – something she should have pursued further.
Always a practising artist, using pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and scraper board.
She now enjoys exhibiting her drawings and paintings with the Society of Graphic Fine Art in a style that was probably born in the advertising studio.