"If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter', then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent Van Gogh “Painting from creative intuition rather than conscious reasoning is the way I do it. Through atmosphere and a little mystery, you may see curious mark-making and surprise use of color in landscape themes and objects. My inspiration is that my work will speak and you will find treasures, connections and surprises along the way.” A North Carolina native, Marlise obtained a degree in Advertising Art and Design and worked as a commercial artist and interior designer before devoting herself to a full time painting career. Her early work in these fields informs and inspires her creative expression that has been a hallmark of her journey. Her fine art pursuits have led her to continue study under many accomplished artists and teachers. Marlise is an award-winning artist and has participated and placed in various juried shows throughout her career. Her work is collected across the United States and abroad.