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“I am primarily a plein air painter. When this is not possible I work from my own photos as a point of departure. I am inspire by the area I lie in and things around me, such as Acampo vineyards, palm trees, the oak trees peeking through the delta fog, cattle playfully grazing, the flowers from the garden and reflected color in all kinds of items and bottles. I have a deep passion for vibrant color,” explains Marilyn Eger.
“All I ever wanted to do was create art.” As a young girl Marilyn’s parents encouraged her by enrolling her in art courses and creating a studio in the back of their antique shop where she would spend hours painting. Throughout her life she values a strong art education and will never stop learning. Eger earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Stanislaus, in Art. She also received teaching credentials from Chapman College enabling her to instruct future artists at Bear Creek High School, where she teaches many levels of art. She is presently working on her M.F.A. at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA.
Her husband Jerry, designed and built an art studio - a point of pride for the Egers which had been a life-long dream for Marilyn. She believes art and the creative process is a force of consistency in her life.
Her work allows her to endure life’s difficulties, “My art, through my Maker, has healed my spirit.”Eger is a survivor, of not only cancer, but of life. Marilyn Eger lives in Acampo, CA with her husband Jerry Eger.