Marianne Dunn was recently honored by her alma mater, Wesleyan College, with an award for Outstanding Achievement in a Profession.  A well-known
artist and teacher, her work hangs in numerous public and private collections including Coca-Cola, INVESCO, Emory University, Mercer University, and
Norell Corporation.

Her paintings in oils and acrylics as wall as watercolor and pastel have won many awards.  Her work embodies her own unique style of color and design,
breaking the forms of nature into bold, almost abstract shapes and patterns.  Although she has a wide range of subject matter, she favors landscapes and
gardens because she is happiest when painting outdoors.

The Florida native studied at The Parsons School of Design in New York before receiving her BFA from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA.  She began her
career as a fashion artist in Atlanta, has been a courtroom artist, and has taught art classes and workshops privately and at the Wesleyan Center for the Arts.

She travels often in Europe and Asia visiting museums, viewing art, sketching and painting, and gathering inspiration for her future works.


Education
BFA, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Awards
Carrolton Regional Juried Exhibition, 1986, Top Award
Wesleyan College National Alumni Exhibit, Top Award
Middle Georgia Winter Arts Festival, Best in Watercolor
DeKalb Council for the Arts' Mardi Gras, 1986 & 1987, Purchase   Award
Georgia Watercolor Society, 1987, Grumbacher Gold Medal Award

Exhibitions
National Watercolor, OK
Georgia Artists Show
Jr. League of DeKalb County
Cobb County Jubilee
Judge's Recommendation for Purchase
Dalton Decorative Arts Guild Festival

Collections
Mercer University
Emory University
Charter Medical
Magnolia Manor
Georgia Municipal Association
Liberty Savings Bank
C & S Bank
North Carolina Bank
AT & T
Cotton States
numerous private collections