Toronto artist Marilyn Pike and husband Jim live in Parkdale, in the west end of Toronto, in an old Victorian house built sometime in the 1880’s. Many of Marilyn’s paintings reflect her love of Victorian architecture, old country gardens and her need to create beauty with her paints. The frustration of a tiny city back yard has led her to become a gardener in watercolour.
Marilyn is past-president of a local art organization, has had her paintings chosen for Christmas card sales to support Cornerstone Foundation, helping children through Sick Children’s Hospital, Kid’s Help Line, special needs’ camps, etc.
Art excursions to paint on location, continued life-drawing study, daily studio painting, care and nurture of her family, involvement in parish life at The Church of the Resurrection, an Anglican Church in Toronto, all share top priority in her life.
- Ontario College of Art and Design
- Toronto School of Art (Life Drawing)
- Art Workshops with Frank Webb, Margaret Roseman, Linda Kemp, Pauline Holancin and others
- Basic Watercolour Instruction: Hilltop Middle School, Etobicoke
- Art Encouragement: The Church of the Resurrection, Toronto, 1995 - 2008
- Beginner & Intermediate instruction: Summer Art School at the Manse Gallery in Baysville, Ontario, 2002 - 2008
- Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show, Bracebridge, Ontario, 2001 – 2008
- Solo Open Studio Shows, Toronto, Ontario, 2000 – 2008
- City Hall Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, 1995, 1998