An Interview with…Me!

I am so pleased to announce that the wonderful writer, Charles van Heck has conducted an interview with yours truly, which he has published on his Woodhull Arts Journal here: Whitman Pond He asked such great questions! I hope you enjoy my answers!

An Interview with Marilyn Fenn by Charles van Heck

Originally published by Charles van Heck on the Woodhull Arts Journal, Whitman Pond, 08/21/2012

The Exploration of Art and Design; Shapes, Color, Lines, and Composition: An Interview with Marilyn Fenn

In his 1925 essay “Hobbies,” Winston Churchill wrote: “Not only does the act of painting divert, rest and stimulate…

Exciting Announcement!

I am so pleased to announce that my husband, Terry Dyke, will be taking over the organizational aspects of our web design and development business, Pixel Wranglers: and my design business, Marilyn Fenn Design: Terry will be taking over the responsibilities for scheduling, specs, contracts, and billing because, frankly, he is better at all that than I am, AND it will free me up to focus on the design aspects of any web design, graphic design and illustration projects (and allow me to spend more time painting!).

The 4th Annual GROW Forth! Show

The 4th Annual GROW Forth! art exhibition and fund-raiser for Urban Patchwork was a great success and a lot of fun last night. I had four pieces that found new homes. :) Thanks to everyone who came out, to everyone who helped with the preparations, the event, the setup and breakdown, and thanks especially to Anne Woods for her masterful organizing of this amazing one-night event!

New Work: Food Forest

"Food Forest" | Acrylic on canvas | 24" x 30" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I really enjoyed painting this new work of three artichokes in three stages of growth as seen in an urban food forest. This painting will be part of my work at the one-night only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show benefiting Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms here in Austin, happening this Saturday.

Art Opening This Saturday Night

GROW Forth! Art Opening -- I will be one of six artists showing our work for the one night only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show. Also showing will be metal sculptor Anne Woods, photographer and painter Ann Woodall, painter Pat Strong, ceramic artist Michael Merritt, and mixed media artist Stephanie Rubiano.

Packaging a Painting for Shipping

How to pack a painting on canvas for safe cross-country shipping.

Another Recent Work: “Sun Rose”

"Sun Rose" | Oil on canvas | 36" x 36" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the second of two paintings made from sketches based on the sculptural works of Lee Bontecou.

New Painting: Energy Renewal

"Energy Renewal" | Oil on canvas | 24" x 24" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I started this painting last week, based on the sketch below. The sketch itself is based on a sculpture in tan canvas and black wire by one of my favorite sculptors, Lee Bontecou.

New Sketch: Not-Daily Drawing 2012-004

“Not-So-Daily Drawing 2012-004″ | Mixed media on watercolor paper | 6" x 6" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn
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The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

— Marc Chagall

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-024 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Don't Look Down - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Color Mini 2015-010 - Oil on Canvas - 6 x 6 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn