Thursday, January 21, 2010

Marilynn Brandenburger - Artist & Teacher

Late last year, we had a visit from Marilynn Brandenburger, who has been painting, exhibiting and teaching art for more than 25 years. At the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, she offers Beginning and Intermediate Drawing, Watercolor and Landscape Painting, and from time to time, she also teaches classes in Botanical Illustration, Colored Pencil, the Business of Art and other media such Oil Pastel.

She also teaches a class on Illustrated Journaling at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

Shown here is an ink and watercolor painting done at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, north of Denver.

She not only paints the landscape and botanical studies, but also still-lifes and interiors of rustic cabins, artist's studios and artisan's workshops.

"I am also entranced by the light on objects, particularly those objects that are part of the world I know best, the creative environment. My most recent still life painting series, "Studio Meditations," explores light and form in artists' studios. The first paintings in this series are poems dedicated to the lovely forms of pottery and paper. Subsequent paintings will be meditations on light and form found in and around the studios of woodworkers, papermakers, glassblowers, printmakers, etc., and other painters. I feel as if this is an exploration that will occupy the rest of my life."

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