Marlene Walters spent her first dozen years in a small and unique Southern California foothill community that had originally been settled by nature-loving utopians. She was aware of her visual orientation from an early age and loved art in its many forms.
Northern California was another good match for her and she attended Mills College where she earned a B.A. in Art. Following a career in graphic design (and raising two children), Marlene returned to her roots in fine art, studying with notable oil painters.
Marlene’s small paintings cover a wide range of subject matter. She works in series such as an on-going one that celebrates people going about their day-to-day activities, composing paintings to highlight both action and relationship in an impressionistic realism.
In addition to SFWA, Marlene is a member of the California Art Club, The American Impressionists Society, The Association of Women Artists, ProArts and Berkeley Artisans. Her work is shown throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
She is published in the 2013 – 2017 American Art Collector, Alcove Books. Some paintings are available as giclee prints. In addition to painting, Marlene makes fine silver jewelry.
Please visit her website at www.marlenefw.com