Artist Bio: Marilyn Turner

Marilyn Turner - Hostahill Studio

Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Marilyn has always had an enthusiasm for many types of art, but she was continually drawn to watercolour paintings, which soon became her passion.

Her dream was to one day have the opportunity to study, learn and create paintings of her own in this genre. In 1996 an opportunity to do just that presented itself. Marilyn and her husband purchased a business in the Haliburton area, and before moving she took her first art course at Sheridan College in Oakville.

This only deepened her desire to paint and in 2003 after a successful business career she retired, finally giving her the chance to follow her artistic dream full time.

Her enrollment at the Haliburton School of Arts was just the beginning. Over the years she has studied with some very well known Canadian and American watercolorists. As well she has travelled to southern France to take plein air courses with Art Cunanan, one of her favorite instructors. Her paintings hang in homes across Canada as well as England.


  • Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON
  • Paula White Diamond Gallery St. Jacobs, ON
  • Millrace Gallery St. Jacobs, ON
  • South Algonquin Outpost Gallery, Harcourt, ON
  • PDR Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • Highland East Studio Tour 2005-2008

EXHIBITED in the following JURIED Shows:

  • 2004 Bobcaygeon Arts Council Juried Show
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 East Central Ontario Art Association
  • 2010 and 2011 Humber Valley Art Club, Etobicoke, ON


  • First Place Pencil Drawing Amateur, Bobcaygeon Arts Council Juried Show 2004
  • Honourable Mention Developing Artist, Rails End Gallery 2005


Upcoming Events

Vaughan of a Kind Art + Craft Show
Vellore Village Community Centre
1 Villa Royale Avenue, Woodbridge
Saturday, November 16, 2013
10Am - 4PM
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Winter Art Fest
Neilson Park Creative Center
56 Neilson Drive Toronto (Etobicoke).
Nov. 23 & 24 , 2013
10Am - 4PM