Marilyn Bauman has exhibited her paintings for more than twenty years in regional, solo, and group shows. Her work is in many private and public collections, including Wilmington Trust Bank, MBNA, the Division of Libraries Art Collection of the State of Delaware, and the Blount Collection of American Art. In 2011, The Biggs Museum selected Riverfront Rondo for its Biggs Picture Juried Exhibit and honored it as one of the “top ten.” One of her paintings, New Castle Angles, was awarded Best in Show in the 2008 Regional Exhibit at the Center for the Creative Arts and was selected by the 2009 Delaware Women’s Conference Juried Exhibition “The Possibilities of Pause” hosted by the Delaware Art Museum. Her paintings received first prize in the following exhibits: 2004 Center for the Creative Arts Members’ Show; 2000 Dover Art League’s Fine Art Members’ Show; and the 1997 Rehoboth Art League Members’ Show. Another of her paintings was awarded best of show in the 1998 Rehoboth Art League Show.
Marilyn employs intense color, sharp contrasts, and active lines in her paintings. Her subjects range from portraits, to still life, to landscapes. Scenes painted in Florida, Rockport, Massachusetts, Quebec City, Wilmington, France, Hawaii, Italy, the Canadian and American Rockies, Bruges, Delft, and Cadaqués, Spain, have inspired her recent work.
A writer and educator as well as an artist, Marilyn has written articles about art and artists for Delaware Today, The News Journal, and Vistas (the journal of The Barnes Foundation). Her first book, Edward L. Loper, Sr., The Prophet of Color: A Disciple’s Reflections, was published in 1999. She writes an aesthetic appreciation blog: Art Matters.
Marilyn has taught in various settings for more than forty years: since 1965, at the collegiate level, she taught at the University of California at Davis, the University of Delaware, and West Chester University, among others; in her home studio, for thirty-eight years, she taught painting to students ranging in age from six years to seniors; and in workshops and artist residencies conducted in Delaware’s schools, she taught children and teenagers how to paint and how to appreciate works of art.
For ten years, as director of education for the Violette de Mazia Foundation, she developed the Foundation’s aesthetic education program, expanding it from two classes held in the galleries of The Barnes Foundation in 2000, to more than ten new venues throughout the tri-state area in 2012.
She has taught and continues to teach aesthetic appreciation and continues to make pictures locally as well as abroad.
Wilmington, DE 19808