Artist Marilyn Webberley

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I try to capture refreshing moments—the joy, the mood, the feeling, that draws me to my subject matter—things I see and experience in my surroundings wherever I happen to be. Most of my work is lyrical, reflective and quiet. Recently I have been experimenting with active joy as in Fast Break, the image posted here.


I try to capture the joy that draws me to my subject matter — things I see and experience in my surroundings wherever I happen to be.
BIOGRAPHY:Award winning artist, Marilyn Farrell Webberley, was born in Vancouver, Washington, and raised near by in the town of Camas. Her interest in art began before she could ride a bicycle and, when 9 years old, she attended a series of formal classes at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR.
In 1961 she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied both commercial and fine art. After graduating, she took a modeling job for Vogue magazine in the Vogue Fashion Pavilion at the Seattle World's Fair, Century 21. After modeling came raising four children. Later studies included oil painting in the Russian Impressionist tradition with Wm F. Reese and three former protégés of Sergei Bongart: Lois McFarland, Ron Lukas and Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, 1980s-90s; and portrait and landscape painting at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine arts, in Hangzhou, China, 1992.
A published author, illustrator and graphic designer, Webberley taught university level courses as well as private workshops in drawing, sketching, painting, design, calligraphy, the history of alphabets, and simple bookmaking, 1978-1989; and served on the faculty of two International Calligraphy Conferences held at University of Portland, Portland OR, 1987, 1991. Her courses in simple bookmaking led to Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding and Building Step-by-step, a book she coauthored and also illustrated, designed, edited and published. Bifocal Publishing, Kirkland WA, 1995, second printing 1998 and revise Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding and Building Step-by-step—Second Edition, 2014. 
Her work has appeared in venues ranging from Metro bus banners, storefronts, and the theater stage, to museums and galleries, and has been juried into regional, national and international exhibitions. Her paintings are held in corporate collections [...]

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