Monday, May 6, 2013

Meet Artist Marilyn Wear, Ironstone Spring Obsession Accepted Artist

Marilyn Wear    NWS, WW, CWA
O-138  "Amid the Manzanita" by Marilyn Wear  watercolor  11x16  $850


Marilyn was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.  She worked as an advertising artist/illustration until 2003, then left her last job in commercial art to pursue her dream of becoming a full time fine artist. Her work won immediate recognition, winning awards in juried shows around the country.  In 2005 she was selected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. She has since earned signature memberships in Watercolor West and California Watercolor Association.

O-139  "Bridalveil Fall"  by Marilyn Wear  wc  16.5x11  $950
Although she also paints with oil and acrylics, her favorite medium is transparent watercolor, where she uses a technique of layering many glazes of watercolor to create richness and depth, while retaining a glowing vibrancy.  She finds some of her best subject matter close to home in her garden and in the Sierra Nevada mountains, particularly the dramatic landscapes of Yosemite National Park. She has a special interest in painting birds, and most recently the flora and fauna of one of her favorite places in the world, Hawaii. her style is realistic with an emphasis on capturing the light, color and mood of her chose subject.

She is currently represented by First Street Gallery in Turlock, CA and Cedar Street Gallery in Honolulu Hawaii


Graham Smith said...

Can't believe I have the honour of being the first to leave a comment on this site. However, as the 'self elected', UK President of this young lady's global fan club, it - somehow - feels appropriate.

Happy Christmas Day Marilyn and continue giving us all the 'Christmas presents' of your artistic talent throughout the coming year! Love GTP

Ironstone Museum said...

Thank you for your comment. We too love Marilyn's work! She was selected as winner of the Theme Division in 2004. Can't wait to see her entries this coming year! Will post accepted images as they come in. Stay tuned!