Marlene Aikins

Marlene’s interest in art began in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and the beauty of western Canada has largely influenced her work.
Oils were her training ground medium, and she later included acrylics and watercolours with instructors such as Tom Lynch, Mike Svob, Bonnie Roberts, Robert Genn and Janice Robertson. She has taken workshops in Arizona and locally with Robin Lake and Glenn Clark. International artist Daniel Smith was also her instructor at a workshop week-end, and she has attended numerous courses in and out of the FCA.
Marlene has earned awards in 3 mediums and been accepted for juried shows in Calgary, Vancouver and the South Okanagan. She has been shown in published editions of “Contemporary B.C. Artists” and “Painting on the Edge” and commissioned for original works and prints for Prestige Inns.
She has been an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1992 and the Brushstrokes of the South Okanagan. Her works are now on display in the “Picture This Gallery and Framing” on Westminster Ave. in Penticton.