Marilyn Conklin graduated from Western University with a fine arts degree in 2000, Honours Studio and Dean’s Honour List.
Inspired by ancient spiritual myths, Marilyn Conklin paints with acrylic, water mixable oil colour, and mixed media, typically larger scale and with intensity of colour. Her use of texture – pumice, crystals, and debris comingled with the paint – achieves complexity and ambiguity that defies easy interpretation.
“My work is influenced by life experiences, extensive travel, ancient archaeology, and an active imagination. Because I am a spiritual being, I am always searching for existential meaning in the unknown.”