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Marilyn Bickford
Yarmouth, Maine

I grew up in 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 always felt that I would paint some day. 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 forms, I allowed myself to do the same. Starting with watercolor in 1992, I found that I liked the way the paint moved on paper. Then on to oils, the smell reminiscent of my childhood. Although my style is quite representational, I strive for a loose and free result. My home faces the sea, and I often paint landscapes. I find that the changing tides and when the sea birds feed are wonderful to watch and inspiring to paint.

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