Classes and Studio Visits
To schedule a private lesson or to join an upcoming class, please contact Marion on the form below.
Also, if you would like to schedule a personal or
Zoom studio visit, please contact Marion by email through the form below.
About Marion Kahn
Marion Kahn is a Colorado oil painter best described as a contemporary colorist. Her paintings share the unceasing beauty of the world around her.
As an artist, Marion confidently captures surprising details that draw in the viewer. Her palettes can be soft or bold. She uses color to carry the message of the painting, whether expressing a quiet meditation or exuberant joy. Marion's work is found in the homes of collectors around the country.
"My desire to paint exploded in Sicily when I saw two young artists atop a scaffolding as they restored a 400-year-old fresco," says Marion. "I watched, mesmerized and full of questions."
Up to that point Marion's work combined marketing communications consulting for companies like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Delta Air Lines. She modeled and acted in the U.S. and Paris. She also designed jewelry for custom clients.
Through these fields of interpretation, Marion was engaged in the creation of form, design and color that cause a desired response from the target audience. Painting, on the other hand, requires the artist to be true to herself without regard to the after-effect.
Good painters create a series of problems that they must solve. As Sir Winston Churchill wrote, "...painting a picture is like fighting a battle... It is, if anything, more exciting than fighting it successfully."
Ever growing, Marion has studied with established artists including: photorealist painter, Robert Cottingham; abstract painter, Lauren Mantecon, American Impressionists, Kim English and Barry Thomas; abstract colorist, Casey Klahn, colorist, Ken Elliott, and plein air painters, Jean Perry and Joan Hoffmann.
She comments locally on the arts, juries regional shows, and has reviewed grants for Colorado Creative Industries. She served on the board of Arts for Colorado for 14 years.
For more information about buying an existing piece or commissioning a painting, please contact Marion.
Riverwalk Collective at the
Depot Art Center
1001 13th Street
Steamboat Springs, CO
5066 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80222 map
In the news
Front page artist, Steamboat Pilot, December 28, 2019
Cover artist, 1st Friday Artwalk, February 2018
Artist of the New Decade 2020
by Windfall Fine Art Gallery
One Woman Shows
Center for Visual Arts
Shaw Cancer Center, Vail Colorado
Parker Adventist Cancer Center, Parker, Colorado
CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), Little Rock, Arkansas
San Clemente, California
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Kensington, New Hampshire
Little Rock, Arkansas
Photo by Brooke Baumgarner, courtesy of the Steamboat Pilot