Marlene Book: Artistry Defined

Marlene Book Fine Art

The artist was born and raised in Reading, PA and now resides in Spring Township, Berks County, PA.  She is primarily a self-taught artist, however over the years has taken instruction from various teachers. Paul Flickinger has been her mentor and instructor at the Yocum Institute in Wyomissing, PA (formerly The Wyomissing Institute of the Arts) for the past 10 years.

Proficient in portraits, floral still life and landscapes her medium of choice is oil. Although she uses acrylic equally well. Marlene has participated in a number of local shows and has had several solo exhibitions. 

She believes that each day brings something new to her life and changes and influences who she is and how she paints. Family and nature play a huge part in what she paints. 
Enjoy your journey through her gallery. 

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle 

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Get to Know Christina Oddo of CO Studios

Travels, appreciation for the natural world and love of painting have shaped my vision as an artist. I create expressive, realistic pastel paintings that capture fleeting moments of rich color and luminosity in a landscape. I'm fascinated by the transformation of light and how these variations affect the mood of a piece. With pastels, my medium of choice, I'm able to work directly on textured paper or board applying color and blending the various layers. I primarily use earth tones and add highlights of vivid color to guide the viewer's eye through the painting.

I participate in many juried exhibitions, outdoor festivals, and I’m represented by local galleries, including private collections throughout the world. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, I received my BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and my studio is located in Glenmoore, PA.