Marilyn Biles - Spiritual Paintings from Hazel Bartram-Birchenough on Vimeo.
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) and Co-founded and Curated the EDOT Gallery at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas through (2009-2011).
- 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
- Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX 1969-1973, 1980-1981
- Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX 1970-1972
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:link to read the blog post in full. On the evening of June 9th, 2009, Ms. Biles was honored at the Houston Country Club by receiving the Premier Arts in the Community Award from the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Proceeds from the event went directly to support the Center of Excellence at Baylor College of Medicine.
Images of Marilyn's paintings have been used to create a line of silk and cashmere scarves, as well as silk-covered pillows and journals.
Images of paintings used in charitable relationships
Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation
"Outcrops all Around" is the inspiration for the "Susan" Scarf
Ursuline Academy Hall of Fame in Arts
Premiere Arts in the Community Award
from the Huntington's Disease Society
Art Addiction- 2nd International Female Artists
Art Exhibition Honorable Mention
Art Addiction- 2nd Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art
Special Honorable Mention
Grand Prix D' Aquitaine Collection
Permanente du Musee
Bordeaux, France June 1992
Musee de la Commanderie d'Unet
Prix D Imagination 92
The City of Miami Certificate of Appreciation