The Wellington Art Society, in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington, will hold a reception for featured artist Joseph Marcou on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music at the store’s café. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward the group’s scholarship fund.
Marcou’s paintings will be on exhibit through December. Marcou was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. His mother was a teacher and a talented artist, so art was always a part of his life. He began drawing and making things at an early age. His parents died young, and at age 16, he moved to Mexico with his uncle. One night at a concert, he sketched the pianist and showed it to his uncle’s friend, the artist Enrique Asunsolo, who realized his talent and suggested he make art his career.
Marcou attended the Art School of New York State Tech, majoring in commercial art, now called graphic design. He served as art director at several design firms before becoming national director over four International Paper Company package design studios. His last position was as Revlon’s director of package design.
He then opened Joseph Marcou Design, which he ran for 33 years, specializing in package design, logo and trademark development, corporate brochures and annual reports. Some of his clients were Gorton’s of Gloucester, Johnson & Johnson, Perillo Tours and others.
Throughout his long design career, Marcou continued fine art painting for himself. When he finally retired from the corporate world, he was able to turn to the sheer enjoyment of creating art full time. He is particularly well known for his extraordinary floral paintings, capturing their essence with drama and unusual style. His paintings are in many private collections. He has been represented by the Farnsworth Gallery and exhibits his work in many outdoor art fairs. Marcou is inspired by the resilience of nature and what its limitless imagination and whimsy creates.
For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.