Born: Cleveland, OH
Lives and Works: Austin, TX

Marilyn in Santa Fe

Marilyn in Santa Fe

Marilyn Fenn creates non-objective paintings with a focus on color, form and composition.  Working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic or mixed media, she explores how paint inhabits and defines a surface.  The common thread throughout all of Marilyn’s work is her unerring sense of color.

Marilyn’s work is self-informing: she begins with a basic idea, a color and a brushstroke or two, and then each stroke leads to the next.  The process is organic and evolutionary, allowing the work to take on a life of its own.  She is as much watching it happen as she is making it happen.

Marilyn has exhibited her work in juried and invitational local and national exhibitions, and is collected in private collections across the country and abroad.  She is a member of several art organizations, including Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin Museum of Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association.

You can visit her studio by appointment.