“It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.”
~ words of Frank Auerbach by which Marilyn Sparks lives
Marilyn is a self-taught artist whose years of experience in the fashion industry have influenced her ever-evolving artistic journey from the runway to the canvas. Marilyn’s bold barns and vibrant landscapes reflect nostalgic memories of the southern pastoral scenes of her childhood. Because Marilyn paints what she knows and loves, her ability to convey memories on to canvas making you feel surrounded by the scents, sounds, and charms of a southern heritage.
Marilyn Sparks paints in her studio in Cumming, Georgia. She is an instinctual painter whose preferences for oil paint and palette knife give her paintings the stunning texture and colors that characterize her unique style.
Her work can be seen in various galleries throughout the southeast including: Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Roswell, GA; High Country Art in Blue Ridge, GA; The Summer House in Highlands, NC; Curated Home in Cashiers, NC; Red Bird Gallery in Seaside, FL; and six Grand Bohemian Galleries.
“Making the world a brighter place…one painting at a time.”