Marilyn Sholin catches the creative spirit of the vibrant Asheville community with many of her paintings. Her mixed media paintings using pigment, acrylic paint and various mediums include other cities and subjects also.
“I stalk the world to find events and images that, I feel, tell small stories incorporating exciting color and emotion into my paintings.”
After owning a professional portrait studio Miami, Florida for 25 years Marilyn moved to Asheville in 2007 to begin working on her art with her photography. In that time the direction moved more and more towards painting.
Marilyn’s work has won Best of Show at the juried Grace Gallery and has also been exhibited in the Asheville Airport Gallery and had a one woman show at Ananda. Her work also includes award-winning pieces from New Orleans, Miami Beach and other locales in her City Art collection. Her paintings are in private collections internationally. She is a Master Photographer recognized by the Professional Photographers of America and a Golden Artist Educator teaching classes and workshops on Golden Artist acrylic paints. Her workshops are both local and international and include a variety of art and photography subjects.
“Being an artist also means collecting art. Collecting art at any price is a satisfying and addictive process. As I finish hanging some of our older pieces we have finally unpacked and hanging some of our new pieces I realize how meaningful it is to sit amongst other artists work. I thank my parents who collected art and my aunts and uncles, who were artists, especially my mother for taking me to museums for as long as I can remember.”
Marilyn lives full time in Asheville and is owned by four cats.
Gallery 828-254-9234 | Soda Fountain 828-254-9210
25 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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