Welcome to the Art of Marianne Ashurst


Marianne originally hails from Schenectady, New York, but she has been a resident of Virginia since graduating  from the Syracuse University School of Fine Art. She currently lives near Wicomico Church, Virginia, with her husband, Mike Marcon.  The couple  have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

After her family, art is the center of her universe. On any given day, she is either painting work of her own interest, teaching art to an ever growing roster of children or volunteering her talents as a set painter for Westmoreland Players, a community theater near Callao, Virginia.

As a watercolorist, her first love is painting the flora of Virginia and classical botanical studies. Still life paintings occupy her creative interests as well. Her skills as an animal portrait artist are world class. She  specializes in museum quality equine, canine and feline oil portraits.  

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