With roots in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Marilyn moved to New Mexico as a young child. Marilyn earned her college degrees from the University of New Mexico in art (1969) and special education (1978). Her career was devoted to working in programs for people with disabilities. She joined numerous efforts to enable the rights of children with disabilities throughout the ‘80’s and ‘90s. It was only after retiring from the NM Department of Health in 2006 that she picked up a paintbrush once again.
Watercolor is her medium of choice. At times a pen & ink drawing best suits her desire to render a scene, especially when the subject has a traditional feeling. As an outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, Marilyn values the opportunity to document a place in time and sharing the wonder of nature. Much of her work explores the extraordinary landscape of New Mexico.
As an active member of the Taos Plein Aire Painters – she can be seen painting with others along the roadsides and byways of the Taos area throughout most of the year. As a member of these organizations her work can be found at these events and juried exhibitions:
NM Watercolor Society
Taos Watercolor Society
Dixon Studio Tour
Artwork may also be seen by appointment at her River Dog Studio in Embudo, New Mexico. See the artist’s work online at http://www.marilynreinbolt.com