Marilyn Armor has been a watercolor artist since 2005. She is eclectic in what she paints and gets great satisfaction from the many unexpected effects that come from working with watercolors. She emphasizes the interactions of colors, textures, and shapes, especially in her abstracts, a favorite theme.
Although she lives in Jeffersonton, Virginia, she lived in Rappahannock County for fourteen years on a beautiful farm with vineyards, a B & B, and a river running through it. The magnificent views of fields, forests, and the Blue Ridge Mountains continue to inspire her art, as well as the ocean—where she has a 2nd home on Cape Cod.
She has studied with several established artists, including Phil Metzger and Julia Read, and she has taken workshops at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico with Gail McDaniels of Tennessee. These experiences helped expand her technical knowledge and develop her current themes.
She has had special shows at Fauquier Hospital, Narmada Winery, Twenty Four Crows in Flint Hill, and the Upper Deck Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts. Her watercolors have been accepted in several juried shows, including Art at the Mill in Clark County and the Piedmont Virginia Showcase in Rappahannock County.
In addition to being a member of Middle Street Gallery, she is also a member of River District Artists in Washington, VA (www.riverdistrictartists.org) and is also on the Artisan Trail of Virginia.