Marguerite Genest

Marguerite Genest, Ed.D

Originally from Western MA., I have exhibited in both juried and non-juried shows throughout New England. I specialize in landscape, seascape and portrait commissions.

Over the years, I have been fortunate in being able to combine my love of art with my career in educational psychology. In helping to develop a Wellness Center at a local private school, I incorporated art into the teaching of social emotional learning, relaxation and mindfulness. I also taught the creation of mandalas for anxiety reduction and artistic enhancement. I have also used art to develop visual aids for students, as a learning tool to simplify complex academic tasks.

When I am not working on portrait commissions or seascapes, I teach painting classes, including the creation of mandalas with adults. We focus on relaxation, stress reduction and fun! Participants enjoy sharing the process with others, and always produce beautiful art while in a relaxed and comfortable environment.