Marilyn Fenn

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…

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!

A Change in Direction…Three New Still Life Paintings

It's been at least a decade since I painted any representational still life paintings. I recently found myself wanting to work perceptually again, only this time in a looser, more painterly way. Here are the first three perceptual still life paintings I've done this century: Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles.

I’ll Be Showing with Cherrywood Artists at the Vortex During EAST

The VORTEX and CHULA are pleased to announce an Open Studio and Performance Festival at The VORTEX for East Austin Studio Tour 2010, Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 21-22, 2010 11am-6pm, at the VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722.

Artist Talk at Bay6 Gallery on Sunday Nov. 1st

Come join me while I talk about my work and my process, how I got to this point, and what I think will be interesting to explore in the future.

Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2pm.
Bay6 Gallery and Studios
5305 Bolm Rd.
Austin, TX

Reminder: Art Opening Tonight at Bay6 Gallery

Solo show of over 40 of my recent paintings!

I hope to see you at my opening reception tonight - Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 - 10:00pm.

Food and drink will be provided, with music by The Treachery of Others.

Getting Excited About My Solo Exhibit!

In eight days, I will be greeting friends and fans at my solo show at Bay6 Gallery in East Austin. I am really looking forward to that moment! Getting ready for this has been an amazing process.  Doing all the necessary organizational stuff besides trying to paint every moment that I can for weeks and weeks and weeks, that is.

“Working in Wax” Exhibit Opens May 3, 2009

Three of my encaustic paintings are showing in the "Working in Wax" exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek California.  The show runs from May 3 through June 21, 2009, with an opening reception on May 6 from 5:00—7:00 p.m., and a Culture + Cocktails Reception on June 18 from 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.

— Chuck Close

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Discreet Investigation of Exuberance - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-008) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Flame Kiss - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 9, 2013 - Acrylic on panel -  9 x 12 -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn