Marion Boddy-Evans

B.J., Journalism and Translation, Rhodes University


  • Co-wrote two books
  • Two decades of freelance writing and editing experience
  • Teaches art workshops 


Marion Boddy-Evans is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered painting for 12 years. She is an writer and an artist who lives on, and gains inspiration from, Scotland's Isle of Skye. She works from the town of Portree and also teaches workshops in art and quilting. Marion's painting knowledge comes from formal instruction, studio experience, workshops, self-directed personal study, both theoretical and practical, and discussions with other artists.. 

Marion contributes articles to art magazines and blogs. She edits numerous nonfiction books and how-to art titles. Marion co-wrote Picture Perfect Cape Town and Garden Route (Struik Publishers, 2007) and 1001 Places to See Before You Die in Southern Africa (Penguin Random House South Africa, 2006).


Marion Boddy-Evans earned a Bachelor in Journalism (B.J.) in Journalism and Translation from Rhodes University.​

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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