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Marty Wilson



Artist Statement

I have always felt the creative process is essential to the human experience. As a child my parents recognized my interest and I was given the supplies I needed and art lessons. When I retired from teaching I found myself ready to begin painting for my own enjoyment and expression. I enjoy all aspects of watercolors and styles. My inspiration comes from nature, family, travels and my own spiritual and emotional growth.

Personal and Education

Marty Wilson grew up in Whittier and attended the Whittier schools and graduated from Whittier College in 1969 with double majors in Fine Arts and English. She married and moved to Montebello began teaching there while raising a family. While teaching a variety of subjects over her twenty-five year career, Marty spent most of her time as an art teacher and art specialist. She was selected to be a mentor teacher and wrote a workbook for teachers that developed art projects for Social Studies units. After retiring, Marty volunteered at the Huntington Library Art collections as a docent. In this way she was able to continue working with children, encouraging and inspiring them to appreciate the arts and broaden their horizons. Marty has been practicing the art of Tai Chi for fifteen years.


WhitterArtists, “Surface Tension” exhibit, 2015


Artist's Experience

After retiring from teaching Marty moved back to Whittier and joined the Whittier Art Association. She exhibits regularly at the Whittier Art Gallery and the annual Hillcrest Fine Arts Festival as well as other local venues. Her paintings have been accepted in the City of Brea’s “Made in California” show and a National Watercolor Association member show.




Whittier Cultural Arts Exhibit, “The W5 Show,” 2016



Exhibits
  • 2014
  • Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, HM
  • "Celebrate" WAA Exhibit, City Hall
  • Harmony Hall Fine Arts Fair
  • WhittierArtists.com, 'Media Matters'
  • 2015
  • Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, HM
  • Harmony Fine Arts and Crafts Fair: Exhibitor and High School competition judge
  • WhittierArtists.com, 'Surface Tension'
  • 2016
  • Whittier Cultural Arts Exhibit, 'The W5 Show'
  • WhittierArtists.com, 'ART-rageous!'
  • Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts



“Echeveria with Red Trim” was chosen
for the cover of the Heights Life magazine.