I am a self taught artist. My love of art stems from my childhood. My art teacher in elementary school discovered "a child with a gift". With permission from my parents, she had several of my drawings exhibited in a gallery in Ontario. Sadly, it was many years later before I found my way back to the art world.
In the winter of 2003/2004, I painted my first oil painting and I just couldn't get enough. Since then, I tried several mediums and found water mixable oils and acrylic to be the most versatile and easy to clean up. Watercolor and I have a love/hate relationship but some day...
Recently, I discovered pastel pencil and it has become my favorite medium. I love having more control over my "painting" and being able to render so much detail. I feel like I've come full circle, back to the little girl who loved to draw. For more information on Marlene's work visit, www.mylittlestudio.net/