Sacramento artist Marianne Gonzales has been creating art for as long as she can remember. As a very active and rebellious youngster, Marianne began creating art when her mother bought her first painting set as a way to “calm her down”. Creating artwork has been a calming force in her life very since. She did her first oil on canvas painting in Junior High School and fell in love. While oil painting continues to be her favorite medium she has recently been experimenting with mixed media and acrylic.

Her artwork has shown at galleries in California and Oregon, included in private collections and published in Horizons and Worship Leaders magazines as illustrations for articles. She currently curates the Art of Faith gallery and annual art show at her church in Sacramento. She is a former art docent at Earl Warren Elementary School in Sacramento.  She recently completed two murals as part of Wide Open Wall U.E. (Uplifting Education) at Tahoe Elementary and Hiram Johnson Highschool.

Marianne is available for private and group lessons for adults and children and can be reached at artbymarianne@yahoo.com. More of her artwork can be seen on Facebook at Art by Marianne and Instagram @mariannegonzalesart