Being born into a family of six children all of them artists, designers and musicians…a future in the creative arts was unavoidable. A North Carolina native, Marlise obtained a degree in Advertising Art and Design and worked as a commercial artist and interior designer before devoting herself to a full time painting career. Her early work in these fields informs and inspires her creative expression that has been a hallmark of her journey. Her fine art pursuits have led her to continue study under many accomplished artists and teachers. Marlise is an award-winning artist and has participated and placed in various juried shows throughout her career. Her work is collected across the United States and abroad.
“Painting from creative intuition rather than conscious reasoning is the way I do it. Through atmosphere and a little mystery, you may see curious mark-making and surprise use of color in landscape themes and objects. My inspiration is that my work will speak and you will find treasures, connections and surprises along the way.”