Rite of Passage
Painting by Marilyn Price.
From the beginning, painting and the decorative arts have always fascinated Marilyn. She was the kid who cut out magazine illustrations, pasted them inside a box and then lay on the floor with her head inside the box; all the better to imagine herself inside the pictures. In 1974, a horse was responsible for the beginning of her "formal" art career. Due to an unpaid hay bill, her job search lead her to be hired at the Rochester Fair to work in the Art Department as a "boy". They usually hired boys to climb ladders and it was agreed that she would be acceptable. Suddenly she was on the inside listening to the jurors critiques, learning what was good, what to avoid. In 1989 Marilyn finally started painting. After years of assuming she couldn't paint, she was suddenly competing at the fairs and winning recognition. Her interest in cars comes from her father. He was a mechanic, rich in car stories. He taught her to name her cars because, "How else would you talk to them?" More about Marilyn and her artistic passions can be found on her website:www.MarilynsBrushWithArt.com