Marilyn Hurst

In the early 90’s Marilyn’s art “career” began to germinate after discovering a hidden reservoir of creative energy. The transition to becoming an artist was a tremendous learning curve, and over the years working exclusively with a mentor, Marilyn developed a new found respect for the resolve necessary to make the art profession work for oneself.

In 1997 Marilyn and husband Chris MacClure, a 40 year veteran artist, moved to Cabo San Lucas in the Baja. Their 2nd storey studio morphed over the next 13 years to become the most respected art gallery in Los Cabos and their Golden Cactus Gallery’s’ amazing collection of artists and art became the benchmark of excellence for the art community in the southern Baja.

Painting and running a gallery in a foreign country provided opportunity to hone painting skills and the excitement of the Mexican culture gave inspiration for the work Marilyn’s paintings are a ménage of life experience and creative energy and her landscapes, flora is, portraiture and expressionist abstracts all reflect the vibrant colors of Mexico.

Recently the gallery in Cabo was sold to allow for more travel and painting time. Marilyn still spends several months painting in Mexico and the rest of the time at her studio in White Rock, BC.