Marilyn Sparks' passion for old barns, southern landscapes, and fields of flowers comes from her southern heritage. Having always lived in the South, she paints what she knows and loves, what she remembers from her youth, and the pastoral scenes that surround her every day. The self-taught artist is continually evolving, recreating, and reinventing herself through her bold barns, bright florals, charming children, and vibrant landscapes. Her years of experience with color, texture, and proportion during her extensive fashion career are evident in the way she combines these elements on canvas. Marilyn paints in her studio, where she happily sheds her fashion image for a painter's smock. Her work can be seen in various galleries throughout the southeast.