Marion Cloaninger is a self- taught artist and started out with realistic subjects in watercolor. Over the years, she took classes and experimented with different mediums. This led the love for drawing and painting the figure. She was introduced to collage techniques and this has become an integral part of her work. She has taught painting paper and using the Gelli-Plate, collage workshops and demonstrated marbling techniques. Her art has continued to become more abstract and colorful. She is active in the Watauga Arts Council and the Ashe Arts Council. She is a member of Wilkes Art Gallery. Her work is represented by Carlton Gallery and GG’s Art, Frames and Gifts. The paintings are on display through the month of June 2017.