Marlene Strobach

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When I was a young girl, I loved to draw, paint and create.  In high school I took drawing and oil painting lessons and experimented with pastels.  College, majoring in business, marriage, raising a family and  a career in real estate put any interest in art on the back burner.


When we retired from our careers in 1987, my husband and I moved to Amelia Island from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  Here I found myself right in the middle of an art community.  Artist friends encouraged me to pick up a pencil and draw and soon I tried my hand at watercolor and fell in love..  I have since taken instructions from artists who have held regional and national awards.


I enjoy working with strong colors in an impressionistic manner and now am branching out into acrylic abstract work.
I currently display my art at the Plantation Gallery and the Island Art Association in Fernandina Beach.