Marilyn Koschella

Marilyn Koschella, Artist – 2018

My love of painting started in College when my field of study was Costume Design.  Part of my studies involved painting a picture of what I was designing.  Over the decades I stretched my artistic abilities to include pottery, mosaic tile pictures and papier-mache projects.

In 1996 my serious interest in oil painting started by attending classes and workshops with Mark Tompkins in Carson City.  Later I added watercolor painting to my activities.

The use of a palette knife caught my interest in 2001. I attended a three-day workshop with Hope Stevenson, of Mendocino, CA, in 2007, to help perfect my use of the palette knife.

On a vacation to France, I was able to add a side trip to Monet’s home.  I have completed copies of several of Monet’s paintings.  His style as an Impressionist has influenced my artwork.

When my Husband and I retired in 2009, we moved to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I started painting with the West Hawaii Plein Air Painters in March 2009.  In May 2010 I joined the Kona Arts Center, in Kainaliu. (Now in Keauhou Shopping Center.)  I also became a member of Blue Sea Artisans and Kailua Village Artists, both are co-op galleries. I was with both of them until February 2018, when we sold our home and moved back to Carson City, NV.

You may contact Marilyn at 808-343-2928, or