Marlynn Peak

Artist Bio

Marlynn Peak, born in Pittsburgh, PA, grew up in the Los Angeles area and came to Oceanside while in high school. She graduated from Oceanside High and attended Mira Costa College. She has had several careers spanning over 40 yrs. (Pacific Telephone, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Seminar Trainer, and lastly as the Operations Manager for a chiropractic seminar/homeopathics company), and along the way raised her two children.

As a child, she chose dance for self-expression because she was intimidated by the artistic talents of her mother and older brother. Yet she always felt a desire to ‘create’ art and decided that when she “retired and had more time” she would take advantage of art classes offered to older adults via MCC. She retired in 2006 and signed up for her first ever art class.

Marlynn’s ultimate goal was to learn how paint in watercolor but felt she had to learn the basics first. Her first teacher was France-Marie Haeger, with whom she is still taking drawing classes. In the process Marlynn fell in love with graphite and color pencil techniques. She has been blessed with the opportunity to also study with wonderful local teachers and well known watercolorist; Fellow COAL member Diane Adams, Jane Spencer, and Lola Juris to name a few. She has also attended several workshops including watercolorist Lian Zhen.

When she’s not taking art classes or working on her art projects, she does the books for two family businesses: Pier View Coffee Co. and One More That's It's Sports Pub, travels as often as she can get away, does Tai Chi and still makes time for dancing, lately it’s Zumba and Soul (Urban) line dancing.

Artist Statement

It is in the process of learning to master the techniques of various mediums, that I find joy and fulfillment. I am drawn to flowers, cats, people and unusual views of locations I have visited. I love doing paintings for others because while doing so I feel spiritually connected to that individual.

Marlynn Peak

Art Categories

  • water media
  • drawing / printmaking

Address:

922 Royal Tern Way
Oceanside, CA 92057

Phone:

(760) 433-8252

 

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Autumn Oak by Marlynn Peak
  • Autumn Oak
  • Water Media
  • 20 in x 16 in
  • $150
Confederate Vine on Loblolly by Marlynn Peak
  • Confederate Vine on Loblolly
  • Drawing / Printmaking
  • 16 in x 20 in
  • $200
Dewy Rose by Marlynn Peak
  • Dewy Rose
  • Water Media
  • 16 in x 20 in
  • $200
Fisherman's Hands by Marlynn Peak
  • Fisherman's Hands
  • Water Media
  • 20 in x 13 in
  • $250
Florence Street Market by Marlynn Peak
  • Florence Street Market
  • Water Media
  • 13 in x 18 in
  • $250
Iris in my garden by Marlynn Peak
  • Iris in my garden
  • Water Media
  • 16 in x 20 in
  • $200
Leaves in a Stream by Marlynn Peak
  • Leaves in a Stream
  • Water Media
  • 12.5 in x 10 in
  • $200
Orange Flowers by Marlynn Peak
  • Orange Flowers
  • Water Media
  • 9 in x 7 in
  • $150
Pick a Pear by Marlynn Peak
  • Pick a Pear
  • Water Media
  • 12 in x 10 in
  • $200
Sky High Cactus by Marlynn Peak
  • Sky High Cactus
  • Water Media
  • 20 in x 16 in
  • $200
Taking a Break by Marlynn Peak
  • Taking a Break
  • Water Media
  • 9.5 in x 9.5 in
  • $150
Tuscany Kitty by Marlynn Peak
  • Tuscany Kitty
  • Water Media
  • 17.5 in x 13.5 in
  • $250