Marilynn Brandenburger has worked professionally as a  studio artist and art instructor for more than 35 years.   She specializes in painting landscapes that have been set aside and preserved for present and future generations. Marilynn works primarily in water media, using both transparent and opaque watercolor and acrylic gouache. She exhibits her paintings regularly around the country, and her work has appeared in regional and national publications, including The Nature Conservancy Magazine and the Isle Royale Natural History Association’s history of its Artist-in-Residence program, The Island Within Us.

In addition to paintings, Marilynn creates illustrated travel journals in ink and watercolor and teaches this craft to other watercolor journal enthusiasts in workshops in the Southeast and Midwest.  An avid hiker and amateur naturalist, Marilynn has visited more than 60 national parks, monuments and preserves and is currently fulfilling a dream to visit and sketch in all the national grasslands.

The many awards and recognition Marilynn has won during her painting career include grants from private and public foundations, appointments as Artist-in-Residence in national and state parks, and Signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America.  Her work is in collections throughout the U.S., including Everglades, Glacier and Isle Royale National Parks, where she was Artist-in-Residence.

A native of the Midwest, Marilynn lived in the South for more than 30 years and has recently moved to Colorado. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida Atlantic University, and she is a graduate of Harvard’s Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education.

Marilynn’s resume surveys her exhibit history, awards and teaching experience.

When she is not painting in her studio, Marilynn is traveling with her husband Allen Brandenburger, a professional photographer, and sketching as she goes.