Maralyn Wilson Art
About The Artist
Maralyn Wilson • Birmingham , AL
Mixed Media • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE
As a full-time studio artist, Maralyn Wilson works in mixed media encaustic wax in Birmingham, Alabama. She studied at the University of Georgia with Lamar Dodd and at Sophie Newcomb College with Ida Kohlmeyer, who later showed in Maralyn Wilson Gallery. She has participated in workshops including Penland School, Studio Reparata in Florence, Italy, and three encaustic workshops at R&F Studios in Kingston, New York. Maralyn has shown in juried shows including The Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, Group Show at the Alabama State Council of the Arts in Montgomery, Alabama, ArtFields in Lake City, South Carolina, and Roots and Wings in Selma, Alabama. Previously she owned and operated Maralyn Wilson Gallery in Birmingham from 1973 to 2010.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I hand build with raku clay with grog and fire to cone 04 so the clay will be slightly porous and will accept the encaustic wax. I love making machines example The Rainbow Man and incorporating lights, found objects, and always a story.