Stacked Beach Glass
Acrylic on birch panel
Marilyn is Vancouver Island Artist whose art reflects on the environment with a passion for nature. She and her husband moved to Black Creek during the 80’s where she extended her knowledge in art working as a versatile artist throughout the Comox Valley. During that time, she volunteered with a theatre group where she gained extensive experience as a set designer and painter. With this experience, she was offered many mural jobs from the downtown Courtenay and Campbell River BC merchants. Soon after, she decided to complete her studies in Fine Art with North Island College in Courtenay and Emily Carr University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009.
As a painter, she explores a sensorial perception of the BC landscapes through her painting process. The driving force in the creation of her work is elevated by her imagination, experiences, and spirituality. She is predominantly a landscape painter who likes to bring emotion from exaggerated colour and would like the viewer to experience their own personal experience while viewing each piece. Painting with different colour combinations and contrasting colour allows a luminosity to vibrate and it’s important to her that each piece has a strong sense of light. She likes to paint scenes of the forest, ocean, cliffs, creeks, mountains, lakes, and florals.
Her work has won many awards. You may find her work exhibited in galleries, banks, restaurants, pubs, airports, and hospitals in Courtenay, Comox, Victoria, Sooke, Sidney, Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Vancouver. Also, her work is in private collections overseas such as in Dubai, UAE, London, England, U.S. and in Germany. Her artist statement and work has been published with “Life as Human”, an online magazine in 2014. She is a AFCA Signature Status member of the Federation of Canadian Artist.