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Marlene Struss
Santa Barbara, CA

About the Artist

Marlene Struss grew up in California dreaming of being an artist for as long as she can remember.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Santa Barbara in 1973, working with such esteemed instructors as Irma Cavat and Howard Warshaw. Over the years Struss has created bodies of work in media including printmaking, surrealistic montage, realistic pastel, painterly collage, digital paintings, and, at the present time abstract acrylic paintings on panel. Because she strives to succeed without succumbing to artistic trends and dictates, she has developed a highly indi…

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About the Artist

Marlene Struss grew up in California dreaming of being an artist for as long as she can remember.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Santa Barbara in 1973, working with such esteemed instructors as Irma Cavat and Howard Warshaw. Over the years Struss has created bodies of work in media including printmaking, surrealistic montage, realistic pastel, painterly collage, digital paintings, and, at the present time abstract acrylic paintings on panel. Because she strives to succeed without succumbing to artistic trends and dictates, she has developed a highly individualistic style of painting that can be described as biomorphic abstract expressionism.

Struss has made steady progress in her career by exhibiting broadly throughout the United States, some foreign countries, and online and being involved in the arts community in Santa Barbara, California.

Among the awards she has received are the Individual Artist Award in Assemblage from the Arts Fund of Santa Barbara in 2004 and the Best in Show Award at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in its Tri-County Juried Exhibition in 2019.   Presently she is represented by 10 West Gallery and the Corridan Gallery and is a member of the Abstract Art Collective in Santa Barbara. She is also represented by Marina Kieser, art consultant catering to the movie and television industry, in North Hollywood. Struss's work can be seen in many television productions, including Man with a Plan, The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Lucifer, NCIS LA, By the Book, New Girl, The Better Half, Grey’s Anatomy, Ballers, and more. Her artwork has appeared in several publications, including Studio Visit, Vol. Two; National Association of Women Artists, Inc. 122nd Annual Exhibition; and Kennedy Publishing Company’s Best Of California, Vol. 1 and Best of America, Vol. 1.

Artist’s Work

Land of vivid dreams
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Land of Vivid Dreams

By Marlene Struss

Curtains 2
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Curtains

By Marlene Struss

Alive and well
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Alive and Well

By Marlene Struss

Breath of egypt
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Breath of Egypt

By Marlene Struss

Glowing grain of sand
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Glowing Grain of Sand

By Marlene Struss

Garden of eden
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Garden of Eden

By Marlene Struss

What happened here
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What Happened Here?

By Marlene Struss

Edge of awareness
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Edge of Awareness

By Marlene Struss

Mirthful mutations
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Mirthful Mutations

By Marlene Struss

Nude night in the garden of thoughts
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Nude Night in the Garden of Thoughts

By Marlene Struss

Serenitys greeting
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Serenity's Greeting

By Marlene Struss

Look to the light
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Look to the Light

By Marlene Struss

Puzzle pieces lost their places
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Puzzle Pieces Lost Their Places

By Marlene Struss

Summer stroll
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Summer Stroll

By Marlene Struss

Frothie and friskie
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Frothie and Friskie

By Marlene Struss

Prime property
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Prime Property

By Marlene Struss

Rain dance
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Rain Dance

By Marlene Struss

Presence of the past
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Presence of the Past

By Marlene Struss

Lushlandia
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Lushlandia

By Marlene Struss