Originally from Mobile, Marilyn was captivated with the beauty and heritage of East Tennessee .After graduating from Auburn with a BFA, she moved to the area and still works as a graphic designer. In 2012, she returned to the fine arts when studio space, shared with other artists, became available nearby.
She spends as much time as possible drawing and painting at Studio 212 in Maryville, Tennessee where she also teaches beginning and intermediate drawing. Her charcoal and pastel work reflects a graphic arts background, with strong compositions and a contemporary style.
"I love to draw. I am intrigued by the amount of information a simple line can convey. Subject matter isn’t of primary importance to me at this time. I find myself saying, “I want to draw that”, whether it’s an old barn or a bunch of bananas. My challenge now is to get comfortable with color and add a more expressive quality to my work.
I met the PPS artists when I attended the Dawn Emerson workshop in October, 2015. I am forever thankful for the generosity, encouragment and friendship. What a wonderful supportive environment you have created! "
MAY 2018, NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition
Award of Excellence, Turning Away
OCTOBER 2017, Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition
2nd Place, Erin’s Porch
MAY 2017, NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition
2nd Place, Springbrook Road