Marianne Bernsen

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Born and raised in Chicago, I spent my adult life in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and now Tucson.  I started my art career teaching in Zimbabwe with my family after teaching high school history in NYC, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

I came to my art rather late in my professional life.  It is clear that our experience living abroad had a large influence on me.  The colors and textures of Southern Africa impressed me deeply.  Doing art was a way to bring that experience home.

 I have been a full-time artist since 1990. I create one-of-a-kind jewelry, canvas floor cloths, collage wall hangings and decorator pillows that incorporate collage pieces.

The floor cloth classes that I offer in my studio are another way to share and enjoy being an artist.  Teaching will always be part of what I do.