Marilyn Bickford

mbickfor@maine.rr.com | (207) 807-2682
21 Westcustogo Point
Yarmouth, ME 04096

I grew up in Needham, Massachusetts where N. C.Wyeth had a home and painted. His style influenced my Mother Vivian and she began painting in oil in 1948. I enjoyed watching her and always felt that I would paint in time. Further educated in Maine and married with three children and other commitments I sought outlets for my creativity. Influenced by my daughters who have all studied art in a variety of foms, I allowed myself to do the same. Starting with watercolor in 1992, I found that I liked the way that the paint moved on paper. I studied with Evelyn Dunphy of West Bath, Maine and exhibited and sold in many shows for about 10 years. Then on to oils, the smell reminiscent of my childhood. I am now able to paint in most mediums although I enjoy watercolor because of the looseness and blending of colors. Although my style is quite representational, I strive for a loose and free result. My home faces the sea and I often paint seascapes. I find that the changing tides makes a wonderful subject as the sea birds feed. It is wonderful to watch and inspiring to paint.