Marguerite Waldron was born and raised in Vienne, France. She emigrated to Boston at eighteen and later married and raised three children. She began painting shortly after her youngest was born and has been at it ever since, earning a BFA from UMass Lowell, exhibiting several times in the Boston area and eventually becoming a member of the Kingston Gallery in Boston until she moved to Maine.
As a small child in France during the war, she endured the anxiety and turmoil of Nazi troops occupying her small French town. Waldron is transforming her early memories into abstract works that explore her ongoing quest to understand the perplexities and chaos of her childhood: giant tanks rumbling down the streets, armed soldiers standing guard, the fear and anger of the citizens, and finally the joyful liberation.