Jerry Marjoram was born in the Liberties area of Dublin in 1936. He began to paint for pleasure, but the hobby soon became a passion. He entered the College of Art under the tutorship of Maurice McGonigal, and while there was also taught by Sean Keating.
His first major break came when Combridge's in Grafton Street took him on. There was a fast growing demand for his paintings, so he gave up his job in 1970 to paint full-time. Since then he has had many solo exhibitions in Dublin and Galway.
He finds himself continually drawn to the West of Ireland and to Connemara in particular, for inspiration. His paintings are realistic and tend to be of the natural landscape as God made it.