Marion Peck was born on October 3, 1963 in Manila, the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. Subsequently she studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. She currently lives in Eagle Rock, California and Seattle Washington. One of the leading ladies of pop surrealism, Peck populates her dreamlike paintings with strange, cute creatures. She looks beyond the subconscious, reminding us that the waking world is never quite as it seems. And with her dark sense of humor and irrepressible optimism, she assures us that while life can be omnious, tragic, even deceptive, it is also beautiful, magical and alive with hope.