June Featured Artist: Marilyn Bodwell
Marilyn Bodwell of Mirror Lake, NH, has painted in oils for sixty years, having studied in Birmingham, Michigan, under Canadian artist, Mary Fee. In 1980 she and her husband, Charlie, left Detroit, Michigan by boat, sailing their 40’ cutter to Cape Cod, where they lived for the next nine years. Marilyn became active as a juried member in the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, Mass. Their next move was to Skidaway Island, GA, there she became a member of The Landings Art Assoc., where she had a one woman art show her first year there. Two years later, missing New England, a move to NH, found them building a home on Mirror Lake. Marilyn joined the Governor Wentworth Arts Council and started having one woman shows at the Libby Museum, Tuftonboro Library, Huggins Hospital, and The Meredith Village Bank in Wolfeboro. Her subjects are as varied as her interests, painting landscapes, florals, seascapes, birds, animals, and numerous commissions of private homes and cottages. As a former TWA Flight attendant, a private pilot and a sailor, her travels have been an inspiration for many paintings, and her work can be seen by appointment at her home studio.