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“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 Sparks’ passion for old barns, southern landscapes, and fields of flowers comes from her southern heritage.  Having always lived in the South, she paints what she knows and loves, what she remembers from her youth, and the pastoral scenes that surround her every day.

The self-taught artist is continually evolving, recreating and reinventing herself through her bold barns, bright florals, and vibrant  landscapes.  Her years of experience with color, texture, and proportion during her extensive fashion career are evident in the way she combines these elements on canvas.

Marilyn Sparks paints in her studio in Cumming, Georgia where she happily sheds her fashion image for a painter’s smock.  Her work can be seen in various galleries throughout the southeast including the Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Roswell, GA; High Country in Blue Ridge, GA; The Summer House in Highlands, NC; Red Bird Gallery in Seaside, FL; and six Grand Bohemian Galleries.

“Making the world a brighter place…one painting at a time.”