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marlys boddy

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2020

Artworks for sale: 13

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United States

About marlys boddy

 
 
  • Biography
    A native of Montana, Marlys grew up in a family where art was always encouraged. Her father was a cinematographer for the State of Montana and her mother was a high school english teacher. Together they provided her with a love of art and an art cupboard full of supplies. Some of her earliest memories are of drawing, painting and, best of all, playing with clay. Marlys earned her degree in Fine Art from Montana State University where she met her future husband and fellow art major After graduation life stayed busy raising three children, working as business manager, writing children's books, and experimenting with various forms of art. A surprise gift of a kiln and several pounds of clay was the beginning of her career as a sculptor. She knew she had finally found the perfect medium to express her take on humanity. Marlys and her husband have been able to pursue a life filled with family, friends, and the work and love of creating art. They are grateful to all their clients and collectors who have made that possible "Emotion is a powerful influence in my art. I am inspired by the variety of expressions, as well as the endless combination of features that makes each of us unique. I create my sculptures in clay because I love it's feel, it's plasticity, it's immediacy. People have used clay for centuries to tell the story of their civilizations. Working in clay connects me to those people. My sculptures are character studies, informing us about the diversity of people and the world they live in. They convey a sense of the familiar, portraying people and emotions common to us all."
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  • Education

    1964 - 1968

    Montana State University

  • Awards

    2014

    Agop Agopoff Memorial Award -National Sculpture Society

    For ceramic sculpture.. shown by NSS in Brookgreen Gardens SC

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    2013

    Cari Rock Ceramics Award

    Arts in Harmony

    2013

    Buffalo Art Guild Award

    Arts in Harmony

    2012

    John Spring Art Founder Award

    From the National Sculpture Society

    2010

    Medal of Honor--Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

    Given by the National Sculpture Society.

    2009

    ERAA Award of Excellence

    given by the Art Alliance

    2008

    The Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award

    95th Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition

    2007

    “Merit Award”

    ERAA Art Alliance
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Education

1964 - 1968

Montana State University


Awards

2014

Agop Agopoff Memorial Award -National Sculpture Society

For ceramic sculpture.. shown by NSS in Brookgreen Gardens SC

Show more awards Hide

2013

Cari Rock Ceramics Award

Arts in Harmony

2013

Buffalo Art Guild Award

Arts in Harmony

2012

John Spring Art Founder Award

From the National Sculpture Society

2010

Medal of Honor--Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Given by the National Sculpture Society.

2009

ERAA Award of Excellence

given by the Art Alliance

2008

The Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award

95th Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition

2007

“Merit Award”

ERAA Art Alliance

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

A native of Montana, Marlys grew up in a family where art was always encouraged. Her father was a cinematographer for the State of Montana and her mother was a high school english teacher. Together they provided her with a love of art and an art cupboard full of supplies. Some of her earliest memories are of drawing, painting and, best of all, playing with clay. Marlys earned her degree in Fine Art from Montana State University where she met her future husband and fellow art major After graduation life stayed busy raising three children, working as business manager, writing children's books, and experimenting with various forms of art. A surprise gift of a kiln and several pounds of clay was the beginning of her career as a sculptor. She knew she had finally found the perfect medium to express her take on humanity. Marlys and her husband have been able to pursue a life filled with family, friends, and the work and love of creating art. They are grateful to all their clients and collectors who have made that possible "Emotion is a powerful influence in my art. I am inspired by the variety of expressions, as well as the endless combination of features that makes each of us unique. I create my sculptures in clay because I love it's feel, it's plasticity, it's immediacy. People have used clay for centuries to tell the story of their civilizations. Working in clay connects me to those people. My sculptures are character studies, informing us about the diversity of people and the world they live in. They convey a sense of the familiar, portraying people and emotions common to us all."
 
 
 
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