Plein Air Oil PainterMarilyn Froggatt
“I feel there is something unique in every scene I capture, even if it is the same location on a different day. “
Marilyn was born and raised in Southern California. At a young age she showed an interest in drawing and painting and was often taken by her parents to the Huntington Library, the LA Arboretum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
While in her twenties her husband, a photojournalist, gave her an old SLR camera and taught her how to manually adjust for light and focus. That was the beginning of her career in landscape photography and eventually plein air and studio painting.
As a painter Marilyn Froggatt covers the landscape from the Southern California deserts to the Pacific Northwest. She feels there is something unique in every scene she captures, even if it is the same location on a different day. She uses bold brush strokes to depict the sense of time, space and the light. She has studied painting with many talented master artists and appreciates the work of the impressionists and realists from 1890 on.