​​​Marilyn Pastel Artist​​

A native Nebraskan with over 70 years
of art experience.
About the Artist
"There is a tremendous hunger to embrace what you see, to touch it, to feel it.  My work is more about feeling than seeing."   Marilyn is a native of Nebraska with over seventy years of art experience.  She received her first art award in 1966 at the Governor's Centennial Art Show in Nebraska.  Through independent study she has worked with contemporary artists in Nebraska, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Italy and Spain.  In 1983, she painted in Italy while living in a sixteenth-century monastery.  Her teachers include Sergei Bongart, Albert Handell and Ned Jacob.  After years of seasonal visits to Taos, NM, Marilyn established her studio, "POCO  TIEMPO" in 1996.  Now at age 87, she continues to paint, but has returned to Nebraska to be closer to family.

As an artist and a woman, she felt that her life has been a long search for spiritual harmony.  The Navajos call it  HOZHO.  We all know that in spite of all the commercialism,  TAOS  is a different  -  an extraordinary  -  place.

Marilyn has illistrated two books in pen and ink, worked in watercolor and sculpture as well as oils, but her preferred medium of expression is pastel.  She describes her art as a celebration of color and light, a reflection of her time and life.

Growing up in a period of abstraction, she has followed a course of traditional realism.  She has pastel portraits in the permanent collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) and is registered in the archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

I work mainly in pastels and am passionate about  painting the human face. My style ranges from Impressionism to Post-Impressionism.  I feel strongly about having artistic freedom to properly capture the topic or scene.  I work from photgraphs that I have taken or models that I have paid.  My paintings are for sale by contacting my daughter, Shawn, as noted on this website.