About Marilyn

Spiritual Painting by Marilyn Biles from Hazel Bartram-Birchenough on Vimeo.

Marilyn Biles - Spiritual Paintings from Hazel Bartram-Birchenough on Vimeo.

Artist Statement

Marilyn Biles

Every vision of the world implies some sort of philosophy. My art is motivated by a spiritual force that compels a means of expression. It is the language by which I interpret the universal creative spirit as it becomes known to me. It is the means of expressing the passion for finding the truth that is me as I uncover the purposes, boundaries and directions of my mind.

Every painting is a new research project done in the unproved present creating symbols from experiences that express myself as I contact and am inspired by the world.

Unselfconsciously, I am exposing my inner life to others whose tastes and opinions are different but nevertheless are as valid as my own.

To the extent that I am able to think and see with a difference, others will in turn be enriched by my art.

Founded and Curated the Pavillion Gallery at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church (1997-2000).

Co-founded and Curated the EDOT Gallery at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas through (2009-2011). The Houston Chronicle Blog cites Marilyn Biles, follow the link to read the blog in question.


Marilyn Biles
  • Moore Institute of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Mary's College, Wilmington, DE
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Museum of Fine Arts, School of Art, Houston, TX Painting - Dorothy Hood
  • Rice University, Houston, TX Painting - Basilios Poulos

Teaching Experience

  • Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX 1969-1973, 1980-1981
  • Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX 1970-1972


Print Publications:

Moore Magazine (Moore College of Art and Design) - Philadelphia, PA - Fall 2016

"Texas Design Now" (Exhibition Catalog CAMH) - Houston, TX - Aug-Nov 2015
WCA "The Power Within" Exhibition Catalog - Washington, D.C. - September 2014
Luxe Magazine (Style Maker) - Texas - January 2014

Luxe Magazine (Texas Insider) - Texas - Fall 2012
Houston Chronicle (Belief Section) - Houston, TX - April 2010

Online Publications:

Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism - August 2013
Episcopal Cafe Art Blog - March 2010
Episcopal Cafe Art Blog - May 2013
Maryott Custom Interiors Blog

Fashion And Home Decor

Images of Marilyn's paintings have been used to create a line of silk and cashmere scarves, tunic dresses and crop tops. As well as silk-covered pillows.

Images of paintings used in charitable relationships


Marilyn Biles

Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation
"Outcrops all Around" is the inspiration for the "Susan" Scarf


Ursuline Academy Hall of Fame in Arts

Wilmington, Delaware
October 2016

Premiere Arts in the Community Award

from the Huntington's Disease Society
Houston, TX
June 2009

Art Addiction- 2nd International Female Artists 

Art Exhibition Honorable Mention
Stockholm, Sweden
January 1995

Art Addiction- 2nd Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art

Special Honorable Mention
Stockholm, Sweden
January 1995

Grand Prix D' Aquitaine Collection

Permanente du Musee
Bordeaux, France June 1992                                                                                

Musee de la Commanderie d'Unet

Prix D Imagination 92
Tonniens, France
October 1992 

The City of Miami Certificate of Appreciation

Miami, FL
March 1993