Marilynn Brandenburger has been drawing and painting since childhood and has worked professionally as a studio artist and art instructor for more than 35 years. An enthusiastic traveler, she enjoys translating her travel experiences into paintings and illustrated watercolor journals. Teaching workshops enables her to share her skill and love for watercolor journaling with adult students all around the country.
Marilynn’s artwork has won awards in national juried competitions, and her drawings and paintings have appeared in regional and national magazines, exhibition catalogs, national park brochures and five books, including The Best of Colored Pencil 5 and The Island Within Us. She has received grants from private and public foundations, earned signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America and won appointments as Artist-in-Residence in Glacier, Everglades and Isle Royale National Parks.
Marilynn works primarily in water media -- watercolor, gouache and acrylic gouache -- on paper and on panels, in the studio and en plein air. Her subjects are “quiet places,” preserved and protected natural areas that offer respite from the frantic, frightening modern world. The paintings are a way to celebrate these special landscapes.