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Blue Door Santorini

Marilyn Foley
27 " x 20"
NWS 1998 Annual Exhibition


2 Scotch Bonnet Court Savannah, Georgia 31411
Studio phone: 912-598-8314

A graduate of Wellesley College and a Wellesley Scholar, Marilyn Foley received a BA degree with a major in Art History. After college, she did graduate work in painting at Rutgers University and the Art Students League in New York where she studied with Reginald Marsh. Later Ms. Foley returned to Wellesley to teach both painting and sculpture. Painting since the age of eight, she has continued her intense interest in art for over sixty years. Along the way she combined her role of painter with that of wife, mother and teacher of mathematics and science. Twenty-five years ago Foley left the classroom and has been painting professionally ever since. Her move from the northeast to Savannah, Georgia in 1993 has provided a wonderful bounty of new images bathed in soft, southern light. Ms. Foley's work has been inspired by other places she has lived and traveled. Among her works you will see marine scenes from the Massachusetts coast, historic buildings from the "New England" village of Bedford, New York, farm houses and blue-shuttered windows from Provence, town squares and village roads from Burgundy, church domes from Italy, brightly painted doors from Santorini and the romantic ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire.

Ms. Foley's paintings have been exhibited in New York City with the Knickerbocker Artists as well as the National Arts and Salmagundi Clubs, the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art and the World Financial Center. She is an elected member of and has received prestigious awards from the Copley Society of Boston, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is also a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society. In Georgia, her work is permanently exhibited at St. Peter's Gallery, Skidaway Island and at Iocovozzi Fine Art Gallery in the historic District of Savannah where she has had four one-woman shows Ms. Foley is one of 11 artists to be featured in a recent issue of Watercolor Magic titled "Watercolor Basics." The editors of The Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Magic joined to publish this special edition (April, 2002) which they state includes a "comprehensive collection of articles by some of today's best and brightest watercolorists and instructors." Her biography is included in "Who's Who in America."




Benches Battery Park

Marilyn Foley
27" x 22"
World Financial Center, 2000

Mercer House II

Marilyn Foley
29 " x 22"
the Artist's Magazine, November 1998