Artist Marilyn Hurst

Biography of
Marilyn Hurst

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My art has always been a mirror of my life and I only say this in retrospection. I began with portraiture at a major transitional period of self-discovery. Portraits give great insight into emotions and soul. The next phase was a dozen years spent in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico running an art gallery/studio in the heart of the tourist district. It was here I learned that living the life of an artist takes perseverance, humor, and humility. I learned the craft first hand, studied the lives of the artists we handled in the gallery, and learned the techniques and disciplines of the artists firsthand. Of course, I was really inspired by the color, culture, and sheer joy of living in a foreign country with such delightful people.

Returning to B.C. I am experimenting with the color, form, and simplicity of abstracted work. The beauty of B.C. is inspiring itself and has prompted a desire to keep my life uncomplicated and in doing so have freed up enormous amounts of emotional energy that I can pour into my work.


-Has painted professionally for over 20 years
-Owned for over 13 years an Art Gallery in Cabo San Lucas that became the benchmark of excellence for the art community in Southern Baja
-Has discovered that living one’s life as an artist was the most important ingredient to becoming an artist.

My paintings are a ménage of life experience and creative energy. The landscapes, florals, portraiture, and expressionist abstracts all reflect the vibrant colors of life as a contemplative artist inspired by the colors of Mexico and the beauty of my home in the Pacific Northwest.

Standing My Ground - Marilyn Hurst
Supernatural - Marilyn Hurst
Wild Ones - Marilyn Hurst
Night Moves - Marilyn Hurst