Marion Mettler Marion Mettler Art Works
Watermedia & mixed media figurative & nonobjective work

Art Bio and Info

Artist Information and Bio

Artist Statement: I have been drawing and painting most of my life, with a hiatus here and there. One thread of my work has been figurative, while another direction is abstract/nonobjective, both done in a variety of media (mixed, soft and oil pastel, oil stick, water media/watercolor, monotype, charcoal, ink, collage).


Education:  B.A., English (Writing, Art Minor), Pomona College; M.A., English Literature, University of Colorado; many art courses and study with local art teachers and workshop leaders


Memberships: San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, Allied Artists Association of San Diego


Selected Exhibits and Awards:


San Diego Watercolor Society Member Shows, 1999 –2011 (First Place, 2001; various other awards)
SDWS International Exhibition, 2009 (juror, John Salminen); 2010 (juror, Pat Dews)            
Western Federation Watercolor Society, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

San Diego Art Institute Regional Shows, 1998--2011 (Juror’s Choice, 1998 & 2009); Solo Show, 2001 & 2010
SDAI International Exhibition, 2009, 2011
La Jolla Art Association: Annual Awards Show, 2000—2007 (First Place, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Membership Exhibition, 2005 (First Place Award)

San Dieguito Art Guild Small Image Show, 2006 (First Place, Mixed Media)

Clairemont Art Guild Annual Showcase, 2008 (First Place), 2009 (First & Fourth Place)

COAL, 2007 (Special Juror’s Award)

Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, 2008 (First Place Award)

Allied Artists Association of San Diego Juried Fine Art Exhibit, Bonita Museum, 2008 (Second Place Award), 2009

Spa Velia Art Gallery 1st Juried Solo Art Exhibition, 2010--2011



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Your work is inspiring........ I'm always attracted to paintings outside of the box. Your figure work is especially interesting. Figures have endless possibilities and you have taken an unusual twist with yours. Through gallery ownership I found that the more abstracted the figure the more likely the clients were to buy the painting. I am an experimental watermedia painter from Michigan. I bookmarked your work several months ago and have returned to the site many times. Keep up the good work! Karen
-- Karen Kierstead Miller, 4/22/12

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