Marleen Olive is a new member of Gallery 10 and will be showing her work during July at the Gallery, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. On July 7 there will be a reception in Marleen’s honor, 2-5 P.M.
Marleen moved to the foothills in 1999, having had fond memories of summers spent here as a child, camping and visiting her relatives, the Shaads. Marleen has been actively involved in art throughout her life. She received an AA degree in art and has taken numerous workshops to learn new skills.
Marleen has been intrigued by watercolor ever since she saw a painting 28 years ago that was so stunning she wanted to learn how to achieve such a result. She took a workshop with Maxine Masterfield that introduced her to watercolor inks. Maxine’s workshops showed Marleen exciting new methods of painting, and this introduction to abstract design was life changing for Marleen. Continuing on her abstract adventure to this day, Marleen has studied with other artists using different water mediums, and she applies all she has learned in her many and varied styles of painting.
Marleen has won many awards for her paintings in both California and Oregon. She has been a workshop instructor for children and adults in Crescent City, CA, and Brookings, OR. She currently gives watercolor classes at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove.
Be sure to stop by Gallery 10 and see Marleen’s wonderful collection of paintings during the reception on July 7, meet Marleen and enjoy refreshments. Her work will be hanging the month of July.
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