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Artist Marilyn Wendling


An example of fine art by Marilyn Wendling

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The Artist Says:


"The thrill experienced in having successfully captured the essence and emotion of a scene is unparalleled!!"




Biography


At just 4 years old I can remember sitting at my sweet little table in a corner of our kitchen working on my "paint by number" cat paintings.  I am so thankful my Mom saved those as I now have them in my studio.  For the next number of decades my creativity was expressed in decorating, cooking and gardening while I made my living working as an executive secretary.  A thoughtful birthday gift from my husband of private painting instruction changed my life and profession forever.  I finally knew what I was to be when I grew up!  I have pursued this passion with joy, zest and enthusiasm.  I am blessed to have made a full-time career of doing what I LOVE!
I can be found painting in my studio or en plein air (outside) using a limited palette of only red, yellow, blue and white oils.  Alla Prima (painting wet on wet in one session) is my style preference.  I have been fortunate to have studied with some great artists around the country.  Scott Christianson, the late Ken Auster, Anne Blair Brown and Paula Frizbe to name just a few.
 
In 2009 I had the distinguished honor of having one of my paintings, "The Governor's Gate",  acquired by the Tennessee State Museum and placed into the PERMANENT COLLECTION of the Tennessee Governor's Mansion.While living in Tennessee I served on the Board of the Chestnut Group, an organization of artists who promote the preservation of land through art.  www.chestnutgroup.org
 As a child growing up in New Jersey, I looked most forward to time spent on the Massachusetts' coast in the Summer home my great-grandfather had built.  It is over the course of those Summers my love for New England was born.  In the Spring of 2016 my husband and I , along with our [...]

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