Internationally known artist, author and educator, Marilyn Sholin creates paintings about the artistry of the spirits from beer to martinis, wine and more. She added coffee into her mix of art because it only made sense to include it.
Marilyn moved from Miami to Asheville and has never looked back. Her incredible 25 years as an award winning portrait photographer took a turn to painting in the 90's and developed into a passion for mixed media. Her original mixed media incorporate a long process of multiple photo references which she synthesizes into one image and digitally paints. That is printed on high quality canvas and then enhanced with acrylic paints and mediums, dyes, pigments and a variety of other materials. This method creates many layers of texture to each painting.
The fine art paintings are then converted to a final digital file that can be printed as giclee canvas, fine art paper and dye infused metals and other substrates for collectors. Color and energy run through every Marilyn painting. She brings inanimate objects to life with their shapes, colors and textures.
Marilyn's work has won Best of Show at the juried Grace Gallery and has also been exhibited in the Asheville Airport Gallery and many breweries and restaurants in Asheville and the surrounding area.
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.â"
Marilyn lives full time in Asheville and is owned by way too many cats.
Gallery 828-254-9234 | Soda Fountain 828-254-9210
25 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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