Local Artist Feature
The hallway at UH Geauga Medical Center, just past the gift shop, is now sponsored by my business Creative Spirit Studios. Highlighting the work of another local artist, this exhibit changes on a quarterly basis. Click the button to learn more and shop the current artist's work.
"Art lifts the veil of our senses and uplifts the spirit." MARILYN C. SHAKER For more than 30 years, Ohio artist Marilyn Shaker has been passionate about painting; applying her craft and creativity in painting these stunning works of art. Her work is a vibrant expression of nature’s depth of color, light and texture; created to take the eye beyond what is seen. “Only oil on canvas gives me the freedom” to draw out the hidden colors in nature; colors that give her work vibrancy and beauty. Marilyn’s floral paintings are a natural transition from a successful career in commercial and residential floral design, after training under renowned designer Bill Hixon. Her hands on work has allowed her to paint with the depth and detail that is expressed in her pieces. Beyond her floral design career, she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Lighthouse School of Art in Florida. She attributes much of her inspiration to her longtime mentor Charles Gruppe of the world-renowned Gruppe Family of artists. While residing in West Palm Beach, Florida, Marilyn was captivated by the light, color, and sifting layers of sky and sea. Her seascape paintings are an expression of this natural beauty. Her work has been represented by many fine galleries on the east coast, and distinguished with notable awards in numerous juried art shows. From commissioned private collections to corporate headquarters and professional spaces, Marilyn’s work is appreciated by art lovers and collectors alike.