About Marilee

Watercolor painting has come to me late in life. I taught social studies, art history and basic design at Redwood High School for 32 years, never pursuing my personal interests until retirement in 2001. After several years of watercolor classes with Marty Meade at College of Marin, I began to study with a group of eight talented women under the guidance of Cara Brown, a well recognized watercolor artist in the Bay Area (Lifeinfullcolor.com). We are now known as the 537 Magnolia Avenue Artists, and have had several group shows at the Marin Civic Center and other local venues.


Through her encouragement and critical eye, I continue to grow and feel more confident in my paintings. I have exhibited at  the Marin County Fair, with the Marin County Watercolor Society and a private show at Creekside in San Anselmo.


My family has always been supportive and the recipient of much of my early work.  Friends have begun to ask to purchase paintings and gicleé prints, as well as cards. If you are interested in my work, please contact me. I'm always looking for subject matter so if you want to try a commission, let me know, or have a photo that might look nice as a water color, please pass it on.