An exhibition of diverse watercolor and water media paintings by Gloucester artist Marilyn Swift will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room at the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M).
Marilyn Swift has been an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum since 1978 and continues to produce a diverse body of work. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her watercolors, not only at the RAA&M but also at juried shows throughout the Northeast. Upon earning her BA at The College of New Rochelle in NY, she taught art in the Norwood Public Schools.
“My paintings are direct responses to visual stimuli. While others use words or music or gestures, I paint. Watercolor is, for me, the vehicle that generally works best. When a subject dictates, I will paint in oil or acrylic; but I always return to watercolor. I am a dedicated plein air painter, inspired not only by Cape Ann, but also by travels both near and abroad. Over the years, I have studied with noted artists whose works I admire, yet I continually strive to express my own voice. My work can be described as emotional realism incorporating careful drawing, planning along with thoughtful editing, and good design.” - Marilyn Swift
ARTWORK : Silhouettes, Marilyn Swift, Watercolor