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Marlene Woodson Howard

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I started Painting watercolors at the tender age of 74.  Until then, my entire life was devoted to precision.  I was genuinely surprised to find that I had a creative unstructured side. My artwork is not a precise reproduction of what I see, but rather my interpretation of what I see.  It’s liberating and when I paint I go to another place.  The rest of the world goes away. It gives me great joy and peace. I hope you enjoy my work a fraction of how much I love creating it.”

Marlene is originally from Pennsylvania and relocated to Florida’s west coast in 1963.  She is the mother of 5 boys and has 14 grandchildren, and her beloved and quite spoiled Rhodesian Ridgeback, Sasha. She lives on a small island with stunning views and abundant wildlife. This, and her frequent world travels are the inspiration for her works. She also produces home furnishings featuring her artwork and giclee prints of her paintings. Go to her website:  www.joyofwatercolor.com.

Broken Boat Buff

$20.00

Broken Boat is inspired from boats that have been storm damaged yet still hold unique character. Painting by Marlene W. Sewn and dyed locally on St. Croix island, and made from our UPF50+ fabric.  We HIGHLY suggest: Washing your buffs in hot...

Costa Rica Buff

$20.00

Costa Rica painting by Marlene W. Can't help but feel relaxed when bringing the tropics with you. Sewn and dyed locally on St. Croix island, and made from our UPF50+ fabric.  We HIGHLY suggest: Washing your buffs in hot water by hand, or...

Empty Boat Buff

$20.00

Sewn and dyed locally on St. Croix island, and made from our UPF50+ fabric.  We HIGHLY suggest: Washing your buffs in hot water by hand, or machine wash after each use. Machine dry or dry in the sun. After removing your buff, wash your hands...

Floral Medley Buff

$20.00

Sewn and dyed locally on St. Croix island, and made from our UPF50+ fabric.  We HIGHLY suggest: Washing your buffs in hot water by hand, or machine wash after each use. Machine dry or dry in the sun. After removing your buff, wash your hands...

Ghost Ship Buff

$20.00

Ghost Ship Painting by Marlene W. Very cool combination of sunset colors with the rising moon. Sewn and dyed locally on St. Croix island, and made from our UPF50+ fabric.  We HIGHLY suggest: Washing your buffs in hot water by hand, or machine...