Marylou Felton

“I strive to portray atmosphere and light and attempt to render my subjects in a loose style. Easily bored, I paint in different styles and media on sometimes three paintings at a time.” 

Oil, Pastel, Acrylic

A professional artist for more than 50 years, Marylou Felton enjoys painting the spectacular scenery around her home in Basalt, Colorado, where she has lived for 21 years.  She also enjoys painting figures, portraits and animal life in an impressionistic style in oils, acrylics and pastels.   

Her interest in art began at age eight and continued through college, studying at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Virginia.  More recently she has studied with internationally known artists such as Burton Silverman, Kim English, Robert Abbot, Doug Dawson and Quang Ho.  She is always learning, and as a registered copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, for 15 years, she has their permission to follow a time honored tradition of learning by painting reproductions by Monet, Renoir, Cassett, Van Gogh and Degas.
Marylou is a “Top 200” winner in the National Arts for the Parks competition, and she also holds many national, State and local awards.  She has taught oils, acrylics, pastels and interior design on the East Coast and pastels at the Aspen Museum. Her work has appeared in The Artist’s  Magazine and the Pastel Journal,  has been shown in the Capital Building in Washington, DC, and resides in private and corporate collections across the country.