Cards by Marilyn Robertson
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Marilyn Robertson is a U.K.-based freelance artist/illustrator working worldwide across a range of art-related consumer products.
Marilyn was born in England at a military hospital in Wiltshire. Her mother was from Malta and her English father served in the British Army - so she spent her early years living in various parts of Germany and the U.K. After school in Staffordshire she studied to become an art teacher. Her first job, teaching art in Leamington Spa, was followed by a move to Nottingham where she carried on teaching at a school in neighboring Derbyshire. Marilyn was among the first artist/designers to have her cards printed by the Sherwood Press, Nottingham, a printing company who in the late 1970s with only two employees that dealt mainly with general local business.
In the mid 1980s, the recession, the industrial shake-out which accompanied it, and an overcrowded market place, led Marilyn to pursue new design challenges. Moving to West Bridgford she turned her talents to a range of textile related enterprises. Working from a studio in the Nottingham Fashion Centre she variously designed and made bespoke knitwear and lingerie, and undertook a range of textile display work.
In the late 1900s, Marilyn's artwork was discovered by Laurie and John Chester publishers of Wild Apple Graphics, based in Vermont, USA. Wild Apple contributed towards exposing Marilyn's artwork onto an international stage publishing and distributing open prints worldwide.
Working in a dramatic color palette, Marilyn produces vivid images in a very distinctive style. Her "trademark" floral and still life original paintings are valued by art collectors worldwide for their impressionistic life and fluidity, with rose and tulip studies being particular favorites.