Marilyn Stubbs Cooney is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA. She is also a founding member of TOSH 10 a group of artistis at the Old School House Arts Center in Qualicum Beach, B.C. and a member of the Silk Work Club dedicated to silk paintings.
Before moving to Vancouver Island, cooney reside in Ontario where her first experiences were as an art and music teacher. Cooney’s skills were applied as a graphic artist employed in the greeting and decorating industry. She also freelance as a graphic artist for a compnayin Quebec and a company in Belgium where her work is availabel in Europe, Asia and North America. cooney later opened a successful studio/gallery which was ongoing until her move west.
As an artist, Cooney incorporates her graphic skills to produce meticulously explicit watercolours showing the viewer a microscopic intimacy with natural form. cooney now prefers using silk as her canvas and dye as the medium which allows the artist to produce work with a strong line and the excitement of colour. cooney’s work is in collections across Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan and China.