My first love has always been painting. After thirty years as an art teacher overlapped with eleven years as a wedding photographer, I am finally in a place where I can really focus on improving and developing my painting.
My subject matter is inspired from my childhood , growing up in rural Maryland. Combined with strong light and saturated color, I attempt to depict landscape images that include vintage architecture. The unknown histories and stories associated with old buildings intrigue me and is very compelling. I work in a painterly technique, with layered applications of color that includes strong drawing. My experience as a photographer makes me conscious of contrast and edges which is reflected in my work.
Marilynn lives in Alexandria, VA.
BA in Studio Art , University of Maryland
BA in Art Education, University of Maryland
Graduate work (30 hrs.plus)to complete an Advanced Teaching Certificate, U of MD, MD Institute of Art, McDaniels College