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Marilyn Folson
BIOGRAPHY:

I majored in English at the University of Manitoba (B.A, B.Ed) and then took a teaching position that involved setting up a new art program! Needless to say, I learned a lot about Art in a very short time. Seven years later, on sabbatical at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (B.FA), I was introduced to the concept of idea-based art. This discovery broadened my definition of Art; it kept me open to the many possible and valid approaches to Art making.

 In 2000 I retired from Silver Heights Collegiate, and with the lure of the lake, moved to Gimli with my artist husband Bob Coulter.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My work tends to be narrative, my approach intuitive. Ideas, meaning and focus shift as the work evolves. Responding to the marks I make and the colours I choose, I am always surprised at the power of imagination to take me to unforeseen places, to new ways of problem solving, to new adventures in art making.

I think that we are all storytellers at heart. I hope that my approach to narrative painting engages the imagination of viewers and allows them to find something of themselves and their own stories in my work.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Acrylic
22 x 28
Cuba Through the Tour Bus Window
Acrylic
24 x 38
Fear Itself
Acrylic
24 x 18
Fearless
Oil
28 x 20
Red Shift
Oil
28 x 30
Sacred Cow
Acrylic
20  x 16
Slow Motion
Oil
18 x 24
The Night Shift
Acrylic
18 x24
Who is the Author of our Dreams?
Acrylic 
24 x 30
Wild
Acrylic 
16 x 20
© 2012 Gimli Art Club Inc.
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