Marilyn Sholin, Asheville Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement Marilyn Sholin has taken the journey from portrait photographer to international artist. Her paintings are in collections all over the world and her commissions are always for paintings first and portraits secondary to her artwork.
Marilyns paintings start as visuals she sees and gives the ideas for the story being told. Then the fun begins exploring a color palette for each painting. After painting and printing the painting is then ready to be painted again with acrylic paints. This is what gives her art the special three dimensional feeling and all her canvas can be touched and enjoyed for their depth of textures.
Her line of City Art stands on it's own as an international body of work that has been exhibited internationally and sold. She teases the viewer by her use of both digital and natural medias and finishes each painting so it can be produced both as posters or as it's own original one of a kind canvas. Marilyn's creativity and dynamic presentations keep her busy speaking and presenting all over the world.
She is one of only 36 Corel Painter Masters in the world, and is recognized as a Master Craftsman by the Professional Photographers of America. Marilyns paintings hang in galleries and airport galleries and she has won Best of Show with her amazing paintings that show incredible use of color.
Marilyn is a multi-published author of three books, and has written the forwards for other well known authors. Her articles have been published in magazines including: Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Studio Photography & Design, Imagine Publishing's Painter magazine, plus many more.
'The Art of Digital Photo Painting' is a superb introduction to creating beautiful artwork from photographs. The enthusiasm Marilyn so obviously feels about painting comes across in this book which is full of vibrant and exciting pictures. The demonstrations are clear and easy to follow and the accompanying illustrations take you every step of the way from the original photograph to the stunning artwork Marilyn is renowned for. Beautifully produced, this superb and exciting book is ideal for anyone who would like to create striking paintings from their photographs.
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