About Marilyn Simandle

Marilyn Simandle

California  United States

Marilyn Simandle had always knows that she would become an artist.   Learning from her mother, a musician and painter , Marilyn started painting watercolors at age 6.  She received her BA Arts Degree from SJSU and went on to share her inspiration.

    A native Californian, she now resides in the Santa Ynez Valley where she explores all her passions: Painting, gardening, riding her horse and playing the piano.  The former stewardess is an aid traveler and photographer that keep her fully stocked with subject matter for painting.  Her late husband, Ted Goerschner,  graduated to be with the Lord in 2012.


     In her paintings, Marilyn tries to convey her own personal beliefs of what art is.   The artists role is to make the ordinary extraordinary.  She loves to explore the interplay of light and shadow and its effects on the subject matter.  Her paintings and good composition while engaging collectors with uplifting shapes , values, colors and depth.  She believes it is far better to leave a painting more unfinished rather than too much detail so the Viewer can complete the painting.  It is more free to view a single brush stroke done with energy and confidence, than 100 strokes done with drudgery.  Her mentors are John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla.

Artwork by Marilyn Simandle