Inspired by her love of Early Christian and Byzantine illuminated manuscripts, Marilyn incorporates symbolism into her artwork in often surprising and always delightful ways. Oil on heavy rag paper, along with airbrush and pencil are used to complete her pieces with the occasional addition of collage. Oil paint is used to color her etchings. Angels, illuminated letters and universal symbols are woven into her carefully patterned surfaces.
Marilyn Davis Hardy has shown her paintings and etchings in more than fifty shows
throughout Connecticut, Illinois, California, and Florida. She is a graduate of Wheaton College and the recipient of the Ford Foundation Grant to study painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marilyn and her husband, Gerald Hardy, live in Falls Village, Connecticut where they produce sculptures, paintings and color etchings. Her website is www.favoriteplaces.com.
In the gallery: July 31- August 24. Reception- Thursday, August 2, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street, Litchfield, CT. 06759. 860-567-8030. www.owlibrary.org