Marguerite Genest

Lives & works in Kennebunk, ME


Originally from Western MA., I have exhibited in both juried and non-juried shows throughout New England. I am particularly interested in landscape, seascape and commissioned portrait painting. 

Over the years, I have been fortunate in being able to combine my love of art with my interest in education. In helping to develop a Wellness Center at a local private school, I incorporated art into the teaching of social emotional learning, relaxation, and meditation. I have conducted classes on the psychology and creation of mandalas for self-awareness and anxiety reduction, as well as for artistic enhancement. 

I have also used art to develop visual aids for students, using art as a learning tool when tackling complex academic tasks. 

Since relocating to Kennebunk from Western MA, I am inspired by the seashore and by the people and pets who gather there to enjoy the sea air. I am honored when commissioned to paint treasured family members, both living and those who have passed. Bringing them to life on canvas is one of the greatest pleasures I can imagine.

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Recent Exhibits & Shows

  • 2021 - Infinity Center Gallery Show
    Kennebunk, ME. 

  • 2020 - Home Design Gallery
    Pointe Place, Dover, N.H. 

  • 2020 - York Art Association
    York, ME 


  • 2019 - European Art Market
    Kennebunk, ME


  • 2019 - Speers Gallery
    Kennebunk, ME 


  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 - River Club Art Exhibit
    Kennebunkport, ME 


  • 2017 - 2019 - Mast Cove Gallery
    Kennebunkport, ME