Artists in Focus: Marlise Newman & Mary Parkman

Two artists new to the gallery share our third mini exhibition. Though quite different artistic

personalities, Marlise Newman and Mary Parkman both revel in color and imagery that is

inspiring and ingratiating.


A North Carolina native, Marlise Newman worked as a commercial artist and interior designer

before devoting herself full time to a career in art. Her previous professional endeavors still

inspire and influence her whimsical and serene paintings.  


Mary Parkman graduated from Cornell University and continued her studies at the New York Studio School.

From her studio in Naples, Florida, she paints landscapes and still-lifes that focus on pure painting and process

and combine her love of both representational and abstract art.