Marjory Willis delights in her morning walks with her Shih Tzu, Alexander the Great. And like her dog’s namesake, she’s pretty much conquered the world. She and her husband, Jim, have traveled to every continent—most of them two or three times. But what she enjoys the most is taking pictures.
“I’m not a photographer,” she says. “I’m just a point and shooter.”
Willis will be Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s featured artist in January, displaying about 36 of her images in Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
Willis is prolific and practices her art by capturing images with her Canon ELPH or Nikon just about every day on her morning dog walks.
“We walk early in the morning and I always have my phone in one pocket and my camera in the other,” she said. “I love to capture sunrises and we have a big field where the sun comes up at one end with woods all around it. The light down here is just fantastic and the air is so clean.
“If you are walking about 7 to 7:30 a.m., you’ll see 15 to 20 airplanes fly over and leave contrails. The geometry of it and the color is just amazing,” said Willis.
Her exhibition will feature deer, butterflies, birds, sunrises, light and other interesting things she has found around RW-C.
Residents for 10 years at RW-C, Willis and her husband have three children who live in Midlothian and six grandsons who live all over the East Coast.
Residents and community members are invited to view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout January.