Starting from an early age, Mrs. Eugenie Markley would create her colored works of art by rubbing flower petals and leaves on paper. As a youngster she accompanied her art teacher at Miamisburg City schools to the Dayton Art Institute on Saturdays. “I loved going there to see all of the beautiful works of art,” she says. Later while raising her children, she took every art class she could at the Dayton Museum of Natural History and Riverbend. Her favorite creations are portraits of her grandchildren as babies, and the pet mural. Early Parkinson’s has replaced walks in the fields and sketching the wild flowers, to relying on friends and family to take pictures for her to recreate. She misses being able to go to the subject matter, but wishes to paint for as long as she can.
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