Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet Artist Marilyn Wear, Open Division Accepted Artist & 1st. Place Award Winner!

Marilyn Wear garnered the 1st place award at Ironstone's 17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show.

Marilyn Wear NWS, WW, CWA

O-069 Storm Along the Canal  watercolor  11x16 $800
1st. Place Winner, Open Division


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/illustrator 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 been selected for signature membership in Watercolor West, and California Watercolor Association.

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 wildlife, both local to home and to wherever she travels. Her style in realistic with an emphasis on capturing the light, color and mood of her chosen subject.

O-068  Nut Snatcher  watercolor  11x16  $800

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

Marily can be contacted by email and or through her website:

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