Marla E’s unique artwork is on display in shows, galleries and private collections around the world. Her popular work often combines unlikely objects, providing an element of surprise. Marla E studied fine art at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and graduated from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Her work has been featured in major Florida venues, including Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Osceola Center for the Arts and The Orlando Museum of Art, Casselberry Art House, Casselberry City Hall, Lake Mary City Hall, The Mayors Gallery located in Orlando City Hall, Maitland City Hall, and Art Basel Miami.
Marla E’s paintings have appeared in national television ad campaigns, and on T.V. and movie sets. Her work has been included in American Artwork . Marla E’s Groove Series was purchased as part of the permanent public installation for the CNL Center II building in Orlando, Florida and was included in the CNL documentary. Art Park Gallery in Rhodes, Greece, accepted Marla E for the International Artists Exhibit. Maitland Art and History center featured Marla E in their prestigious Art 31, in which she unveiled her public, solar powered sculpture, The Cube.
Seminole County Artist of the Year.
The award was presented to Marla E in 2016. Each year, the county selects an individual
(performer, visual artist, historian or author) who is a resident of Seminole County and
has contributed time and talent for the enrichment of Seminole County.
Marla E received a Professional Development Grant from United Arts Of Central Florida for her show which included her and her younger students work at Casselberry City Hall. Marla E was among the 10 artists chosen to represent CSX and the city of Orlando in public works, and her Urban Plaster piece, “Journey To the Future of Orlando” now resides in Orlando City Hall.
Two of Marla E’s paintings were
chosen to wrap the One Eleven
building owned by Lincoln Properties
in downtown Orlando. The art was
reproduced 4 stories high, unveiled
to the public with a ribbon cutting
ceremony and will be up for five years.
Statement: Creating is a huge part of my life. Painting excites me. I am constantly discovering new techniques and insights into my art as I reinvent myself.
Critics have said my paintings explode with texture, color and space, infusing geometry with organic freedom. I like painting, sketching, and sculpting. I like abstract and semi-representational. My medium is primarily acrylic paint, but I also use different and sometimes unconventional media and substrates, exploring, daring, and pushing the limits.