Watercolor painting has come to me late in life. I taught social studies, art history and basic design at Redwood High School for 32 years, never pursuing my personal interests until retirement in 2001. After several years of watercolor classes with Marty Meade at College of Marin, I began to study with a group of eight talented women under the guidance of Cara Brown, a well recognized watercolor artist in the Bay Area . We are now known as the 537 Magnolia Avenue Artists, and have had several group shows at the Marin Civic Center. Through her encouragement and critical eye, I have progressed in my skills and have had paintings accepted into the Marin County Fair.
My work can be seen on my website: watercolorsbymarilee.com.