Original oil paintings and woodcut prints are created by Marlys Greenhalgh at Prickly Pear Studio, located in the colorful Baraboo Hills. Her work is inspired by pattern, beauty and design in nature, often observed and painted ‘en plein air’. She is passionate about and includes cacti and tropical plant form imagery in her work. Additionally, she has always loved portraiture and including figures in her art. She recently produced an exclusive series of hand painted woodcut prints that celebrate architectural gems of the famous Al Ringling Theatre!
Born in western Pennsylvania, the artist lived in Los Angeles, California before moving to Sauk County, Wisconsin. Marlys has produced and promoted the Arts in Baraboo for decades as a working artist and former Art Educator. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and Viterbo University. Additionally, she is fortunate to travel occasionally in the U.S. and abroad visiting art museums, sketching and photographing sights to share and reference.