Marilyn has lived most of her life in Indiana, but has traveled extensively. She attended Indiana University and studied art under the instruction of Professor Tom Thomas. She continued her studies with Internationally known artist, Maggie Price, Kim Lordier, Richard McKinley,Ron Mack, Robert Eberle, Nancy Foureman, David Slonim and others.
She has been painting professionally since 1999 and her paintings have been accepted in local, regional, and national juried shows and have won many awards in both oil and pastel.
Her style is impressionistic with an emphasis on color and light. Marilyn’s paintings are included in collections in Indiana, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and India.
Marilyn’s work has been featured in her magazine.
Three of her paintings have been used on the covers of two novels and one children’s book: “Sweet Land of Liberty” by Donna Cronk, “That Sweet Place” by Donna Cronk and “Pictures From Gabriel” by Susan Hoskins Miller.
Work may be seen at Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis and locally at ERA Integrity Real Estate, and The Artistry Annex in New Caslte, IN.
She is a Signature Member and Regional Ambassador for International Plein Air Painters
Indiana Plein Air Painters,
American Impressionist Society,
Great Lakes Pastel Society,
Indiana Artists Club,
Indiana Heritage Arts,
Richmond Art Museum,
and other local Art Associations.
Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards
ViewPoint National Art Show “Pastel Journal Award” 2007, 2008
First Annual International Autumn Art Challenge – show at Bucks County Fine Art Gallery, New Hope, PA – Feb.Mar. 2010– Second Place in Pastels. (over a thousand entries, global)
Hoosier Salon, 2007 – Merit Award – 2009 Purchase Award. 2011 (Merit Award and 2 Purchase)
Indiana Heritage Arts – Juried Art Exhibition, 2007, 2009, 2010
Richmond Art Museum – Juried – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (merit award) 2010, 2011 (purchase)
Minnetrista Art Museum – Juried – 2005
Red Tail Conservancy, Open Space, Art About the Land – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, (award) 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 (awards)
Madison County Art Association – Juried – First Place – Watercolor 2005, 2006, second place.
Whitewater Valley Annual , IU, Richmond – 4th place
Art Association of Henry County – BEST OF SHOW – 2010; First Place – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Awards most years.
Exhibited and won awards in many other local Art Shows.