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Watercolorist Mary Ellen Golden, a native of Rose Hill, North Carolina, now lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She began painting in oils and worked in acrylics before discovering the excitement of the watercolor medium.

She finds that “the beauty in the natural world around us is my favorite subject. We experience all sorts of beauty in nature—color, shape, fragrance, the associations and memories which come crowding in. This seeing and feeling experience is the most important part of being an artist.”

In 1977, Mary Ellen moved from Charleston, South Carolina, to Wilmington and opened a studio gallery in The Cotton Exchange. She teaches classes in watercolor technique and has co-authored an instructional video entitled “Watercolor Can Be Easy.”

She is a member of the Wilmington Art Association,…

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  • Born on January 31
  • Joined August 2, 2007

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archeswatercolorpaper, watercolor paints

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About

Watercolorist Mary Ellen Golden, a native of Rose Hill, North Carolina, now lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She began painting in oils and worked in acrylics before discovering the excitement of the watercolor medium.

She finds that “the beauty in the natural world around us is my favorite subject. We experience all sorts of beauty in nature—color, shape, fragrance, the associations and memories which come crowding in. This seeing and feeling experience is the most important part of being an artist.”

In 1977, Mary Ellen moved from Charleston, South Carolina, to Wilmington and opened a studio gallery in The Cotton Exchange. She teaches classes in watercolor technique and has co-authored an instructional video entitled “Watercolor Can Be Easy.”

She is a member of the Wilmington Art Association, the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, and is an associate of the American Watercolor Society.

Her work appears in many corporate collections—General Electric, Kosa, Boddie-Noell, Bank America, Japan Nuclear Fuel, IBM, First Citizens Bank, BB&T, Archer Daniels Midland, First Union National Bank, Interstate Securities, DuPont, Takeda Chemical, Corning, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, A. G. Edwards, Siemens-Allis, Murphy Farms, and Cooperative Bank—and may be found in private collections throughout the world.

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