Marilyn Orner Cromwell received a BFA in Painting from California College of the Arts and an MEd. in Creative Arts in Teaching from Lesley University. A life long teacher and learner, she lives and works in Berkshire County. Color, reflection, transparency, and the beauty of the everyday and the extraordinary all inspire her. Each painting informs the subsequent ones, providing new problems to solve and ideas to investigate. She loves witnessing the moment that new understanding shines on a student's face. Her work has been in group and solo shows throughout the country.