Marilene Sawaf is a figurative painter working with oil, casein, acrylics, inks, acrylic gouache, gouache she brings forth the luminosity of stain glass with traditional designs and contemporary people.
Inspirations include Stain glass, Medieval, Persian, Indian, Impressionistic paintings, people from my life, landscapes from my area, Oriental Carpet designs, Venice, Lebanon and anything that catches my eye which I incorporate in my designs.
Over twenty solo shows, over 100 group shows, Whistler Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, UNH MUSEUM of Art, Copley Society of Art juried and non-juried shows, Lassonde Juried Shows, Dunfey Memorial juried show etc
Copley Society of Art, NH Art Association, Nashua Art Association, Hollis Art Association, Sharon Art Center in Peterborough, Brush with History in Lowell, Mass.
Degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the University of ST ESPRIT in Lebanon(1974-1980)
34 years of experimenting with ART
My Art journey has been a long road towards creativity. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt and lived in Italy, Egypt, and Lebanon. When I came to live in Nashua, NH in 1980, after earning a degree in Architecture and Design, my first paintings were inspired by my college education rigorous 6 years training and my taste for enigmatic, colorful images. For the past 34 years, I was involved in countless exhibits, galleries, and a constant research into the creative side of painting, In 2006 and 2008 I received awards from the Currier Museum of Art for my figurative paintings, In 2011 I became a full member of the Copley Society of Boston.