At just 4 years old, I can remember sitting at my sweet little table in a corner of our kitchen, working on my "paint by number" cat paintings. I am so thankful my Mom saved those as I now have them in my studio. For the next number of decades my creativity was expressed in decorating, cooking and gardening. I made my living working as an executive secretary until a thoughtful birthday gift from my husband of private painting instruction, changed my life and profession forever. I finally knew what I was to be when I grew up! I have pursued this passion with joy, zest & enthusiasm. I am blessed to have made a full time career of doing what I LOVE!
I can be found painting in my studio or en plein air (outside) using a limited palette of only red, yellow, blue and white oils. Alla Prima (painting in one session) is my style preference. I have been fortunate to have studied with some great artists around the country. Scott Christianson, the late Ken Auster, Anne Blair Brown and Paula Frizbe to name just a few.
In 2009 I had the distinguished honor of having one of my paintings acquired by the Tennessee State Museum and placed into the PERMANENT COLLECTION of the Tennessee Governor's Residence.
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As a child, growing up in New Jersey, I looked most forward to time spent on the Massachusetts coast, in the summer home built by my great grandfather. It is there and then that my love for New England was born. In the Spring of 2016 my husband and I, along with our two dogs, made New Hampshire our permanent home.
MARILYN FARNSWORTH WENDLING
Of Note ~
2015 St. George's Independent School
2013 Wesleyan Artist Market
2012 Belmont Community Celebration of Art
2011 Fall into Art
When not painting I am outside kayaking, hiking, cycling or xc skiing. Antiquing and junking are also favorite past times.......I do adore architectural salvage ;)I LOVE traveling while gathering inspiration from which to paint. When in New Hampshire I love being hostess to a number of out of town friends and family. A full life indeed. Blessed!
While living in Tennessee I served on the Board of The Chestnut Group, an organization of artists who promote the preservation of land through art. www.chestnutgroup.org
Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle ~ magical!