I am a third generation artist, living in Arizona. My years as an educator have given me some insight into the human spirit. "Words of Wisdom" is a collection of three oil paintings, inspired by writings from my mother and grandmother. The first painting, "Paddle Your Own Canoe" reminds me of the many times I encouraged my own children and my students to persevere. I put myself in the painting because I have come to realize that it is better to set an example than to convince someone to listen. The second painting, "Celebrate the Good Times," reflects the joyful moments in life. They should be marked with laughter, photographs and shared at family gatherings. The third painting, "Count Your Blessings," is my hope for the next generation. Being grateful for the beauty around us, love and good people makes life all worthwhile. In completing these paintings I want to thank my art mentors for their critiques along the way.
Marilyn's ArtPrize Entries
These are Marilyn's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Marilyn's Past Work
These are images of past work that Marilyn has done.