Work

Marilyn Hurst

Bio

In the early nineties it was time to rediscover myself and I underwent an existential crisis culminating in an urge to take up painting. The first tentative steps were portraiture, which proved to be most cathartic and transformative to my whole being. Since that time, the work has expanded beyond anything I could have dreamed or imagined.

It would seem that life thrives on change and the transition to becoming an artist has been a tremendous learning curve and along the way I have developed a new found respect for the resolve which is necessary to make the art profession work for oneself.

In 1997 I moved to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico, with new husband and artist mentor Chris MacClure. We opened a 2nd floor studio in the downtown area and that is where the real art education began for me. As testimony to the creative spirit, over the next 13 years our humble beginnings morphed into becoming the most respected art gallery in Los Cabos and the Golden Cactus Gallery’s eclectic collection of artists and art became the benchmark of excellence for the southern Baja.

Operating a gallery in a foreign country was challenging, but it allowed me to paint full time and curating the art in the gallery gave the opportunity to hone and refine my art appreciation. As always it was the excitement of the Mexican culture which provided ongoing inspiration, but it is the joy that comes from reaching within oneself and letting the expression flow from the silence that gives life to my work.

My paintings reflect a ménage of life experience, and creative energy. The landscapes, florals and expressionist abstracts are as always, inspired by the colors of Mexico and the beauty of my home in the Pacific Northwest.

Suzy Arbor
Karen Bagayawa
Josefa Fritz Barham
Mark Berens
Mary-Jean Butler
Todd Clark
Kelly Corbett
Vicki English
Lisa Geddes
Victor Goertz
Lori Goldberg
Warren Goodman
Taralee Guild
Gary Haggquist
Sandra Harris
Cathy High
Jeff Holmwood
Tammie Hunter
Marilyn Hurst
Burns Jennings
Jenny Keith
Kandice Keith
Peter Lawson
Patrick Leach
Wayne Leidenfrost
Ellen Mahon
Lloyd Major
Gloria Masse
David McColm
Bruce Muir
Christina Nick
Feral Nifty
Dianne Ostoich
Anders Petersen
Tracy Proctor
Kris Robinson
Dieter Schlatter
Peggy Stel
Lorraine Surcouf
DonnaJane Tarazona
Richard Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
Helen Utsal
Alli Van Gruen
Jenn Williamson

temporary hours

11-5 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Visa / Mastercard / Interac

Contact

Phone: (604) 938-9000
Email: info@artjunction.ca

location

1068  Millar Creek Road
Function Junction
Whistler, BC V8E 0S8
Canada

Just 1 hour 15 minutes from Vancouver.

artjunction gallery and frame studio is located on the shared unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation.