Welcome to Marilyn Manwaring's Website

Extreme lighting and shadows have always been my inspiration in the way I view the world around me. I strive to create my art with these same contrasts of light versus dark. After several decades of experimenting with oils, pastels, and watercolors, I have found the perfect answer in scratchboard. I love the fine detail and ability to get each tiny hair or feather where I want it using this difficult medium. Most of my work is intended to tell a story. Instead of words, I use the vivid colors, dramatic lighting and unique subjects that appeal to your imagination. Take a journey through my gallery and enjoy my perception of the world around us.

I offer signed, archival prints on paper and canvas in limited editions to preserve and enhance the value of your investment in my work.