Artist Bio

Marilyn Barton is an artist of fine art, (watercolor, pastel, charcoal, portraits) who is living and working in Indio, CA.

Marilyn began her art experimentation at UCLA. At the University she experimented on the many aspects of fine art including, life drawing, photography, painting, illustration and art history. In recent years she studied watercolor from a well-known artist/teacher/author in the Palm Springs area. She continues her studies with classes in drawing, charcoal, pastel and portraiture.

During travels in an around Arizona, Marilyn is capturing the beauty of the area with her unique style and colorations in both watercolor and pastel. Recently her instructors have remarked that she is a true "colorist" by her use of color in a striking and stylistic manner.

Marilyn has recently expanded her interests to teaching watercolor. In her recent classes students have explored color, color mixing, watercolor techniques and a variety of subject matter to increase their knowledge of watercolor painting.

The Gold Canyon Arts Council chose her watercolor painting "Cactus Flower" as the poster winner for the 2006 Canyon Arts Festival held in January 2006. This painting was printed on the cover of the Gold Canyon Ledger. Her pastel painting "Agave" was featured on the Ledger's April 2007 cover. She has exhibited at many venues in the Gold Canyon/ Apache Junction area as well as the Apache Junction City Hall. Marilyn is the featured artist at the Superstion Mountain Museum for the month of August 2007. Her artwork will be on display through the month and will be for sale through the Museum.

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