Marilyn told me she wanted to find her talent and had been looking for years. She took piano lessons, learned to draw, tried so many different things. But she didn’t feel she was good at any. Then, about 10 years ago, she took up oil painting.
Marilyn said she didn’t even care if she wasn’t good at it, but when she started painted she got so caught up in it she didn’t want to stop. She just loved doing it. And she still is.
Jon and I first saw Marilyn’s paintings hanging on the wall at Battenkill Books. Marilyn is Connie Brooks’ mom and works at the bookstore too. She also has some of her paintings at George Fross’ Ginofor Gallery.
I had Marilyn’s work at my School House Gallery during our Open House a couple of years ago and will have some of her paintings there again this June 25th and 26th.
She brought over six paintings today mostly landscapes and one of her dog. Marilyn works from life and photos, and uses her imagination to rework what she sees to be able to create the painting she wants.