Marion artist displays pastels at Council on Aging

Jun 9, 2023

MARION — From crashing waves to blooming fields, views of New England inspire Marion artist Sarah Brown.

Brown, who works in watercolor and pastels, has “hundreds” of pastel paintings, around 18 of which are on display at the Marion Council on Aging through June.

About 14 years ago Brown “decided to find out what pastels were” and she “absolutely fell in love” with them, she said at an art opening at the Marion Council on Aging on Friday, June 9.

According to Brown, she has been an artist “pretty much” her whole life. She created fashion illustrations for department stores like the Outlet Company, Silversteins and Ann and Hope while simultaneously painting in watercolors, she said.

When she’s not creating her own artwork from her garage-turned-art studio in Marion, she teaches pastel painting classes to small groups, she said.

“I always liked [painting],” she said, adding that pastels are “what I want to do, and that’s what I do.”

More of Brown’s artwork will be on display at the Bernadette Kelly Group, 313 Wareham Road Marion, on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.