ABOUT THE ARTIST

Marian Davis finished nursing school in Tulsa,Oklahoma. After serving in the Peace Corps and working a few years in Houston she attached a uhaul to the back of her mustang and headed to Denver in the early 70’s. Creating art became a mental and emotional release from a fulfilling but taxing career as a critical care pediatric nurse at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Fourteen years later,married with two children,circumstances lead to a move East. Decorative painting was her initial art endeavor and invited an opportunity to work with interior decorators. A graphite drawing class sparked a desire to capture nature in fine detail thru contemporary botanical art. Marian eventually taught botanical art and illustration technique at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania. In 2013 a long awaited move back to Denver was in the works. The contrast between the hazy skies of Pennsylvania and the crisp blue skies of Colorado awakened a long held love and desire to create abstract art. Drawing from a variety of past art disciplines and mediums, along with the energy that comes from living once again in Denver, has been a source of inspiration that comes from within whether painting on canvas or paper.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Saalan Magazine - 2nd edition

Saatchiart.com

ASBA Annual Art Show-Memorial Gallery-Farmington,New Jersey

Women in Art—Harlan Gallery- Seton Hill College

Watercolor Gallery-Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania

Phipps Conservatory-Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania

Allegheny Highlands Flora Project-Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania

Bird in Hand Gallery-Sewickley,Pennsylvania

Stapleton Open Studios-Denver,Colorado

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Botanical Artists

Allegheny Highlands Society of Botanical Artists

Students Art League-DenverColorado

Stapleton Art Association

ART EDUCATION

Phipps Conservatory-Art and Illustration

Contemporary Painting-Students Art League Of Denver

Oil Pastel-Students Art League of Denver