Monday, February 12, 2018

Marilyn Wear NWS, WW, CWA, TWSA, ASMA

O-062 The River Flows by Marilyn Wear  wc 14x20 $1500

        Marilyn was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, where she graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. She specialized in Illustration, where she further developed her skill of drawing and painting realistically. 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. Previously she had worked with oils and acrylics, but soon discovered that transparent watercolor was the best medium for her realistic, yet not photographically real style. Her paintings have been well received and continue to win recognition and awards in juried shows throughout the country. In 2005 she was selected as a signature member of the prestegious National Watercolor Society. She has since been selected for signature membership in Watercolor West, California Watercolor Association ,Transparent Watercolor Association of America, and most recently, the American Society of Marine Artists. In 2016 she had the honor of becoming a juried member of the Society of Animal Artists.  She especially enjoys painting birds, which lead to one of her paintings being juried into the internationally recognized "Bird's in Art" annual exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wassau, Wisconsin. Marilyn's paintings are in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States and England. Her work has been featured in several publications, including International Artist's Magazine's book, "How Did You Paint That? 100 ways to Paint Still Life & Florals" and PleinAir magazine.

O-063 Kona_waveriders by Marilyn Wear  wc 13x19 $1200
      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 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 chosen subject.

O-064 Perched in the Palms  by Marilyn Wear  wc 12x17 $1200
She is currently represented by  Cedar Street Gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii

       Marilyn can be contacted at 209-277-1922, or by e-mail at To view more of Marilyn's paintings and latest news, please visit her website: http://

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