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The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will be hosting a trunk show for artist Marianne Hofmann on October 22. Join the Wildling’s current Featured Local Artist in the gift store where she will be displaying and selling her original artworks and painted furniture. Learn about Marianne’s techniques and even purchase a one of a kind piece to decorate your home.

Marianne has always been inspired by the Old Masters, especially the detailed floral still-lifes of Dutch painters Jan and Jacob van Huysum and the botanical paintings of Pierre-Joseph Redoute. Using these detailed paintings as references, Marianne taught herself how to create a version of botanical art based on traditional still-lifes, but with a more contemporary color palette and design.

Whether painting furniture and accessories with a tromp l’oeil (trick of the eye) effect or still life paintings, all have an exquisite realism to them.

The Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. For more information, to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution please visit