Audre The Artist

I am involved in using a mixed-media approach in my paintings. I usually work on Yupo, a plastic manmade paper and have recently returned to working on canvas. My paintings incorporate collage techniques, acrylics, dyes, oil pastels and stamping. Whimsical animals are my favorite subject to paint, although currently I have been working with layering techniques that use geometric forms. An emphasis is on color and movement.

Audrey Marans received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an art teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools , St. Elizabeth School, in Rockville, Maryland, and Mc Neal Elementary, in Manatee County, Florida. During her 26 years of teaching, her students won numerous awards. These include winning First Place in The Ride On’s Annual Mural Contest, and numerous winners in the Metro Poster Contest. She was named teacher of the year by the Washington Archdiocese in 1997. During her teaching at McNeal Elementary School, she had a winner in the Embracing Our Difference contest in 2008. Audrey has been featured in Bradenton Herald News Paper, in 2009 for having her students make a sculpture that was commemorating the dead line for filing tax returns. It was displayed in the Village of the Arts, in Bradenton, Florida. She also had her students make weather pictures in the newpaper showing the daily weather.

Recently, Audrey has been involved with the Launching Leaders Award Ceromony, sponsored by The League of American Pen Women, for the past 6 years. Financial aid is given to high school students in Manatee and Sarasota Public Schools for their artwork.

Audrey belongs to the following art organizations:

  •  The National League of American Pen Women

  •  Women Contemporary Art

  •  Sarasota and Manatee Art Centers

  • Juried Art Shows:

  • The Manatee Art Center – Art in Motion 2013

  • The Manatee Art Center – Art Endures 2013

  • The Manatee Art Center – Creatures Large and Small 2013

  • Women Contemporary Artist – The Venice Art Center 2013

  • The Manatee Art Center – Florida Living 2014 Pen Women Art Show – Dancing Crane Gallery in the Village of the Arts 2015

  • Pen Women Art Show at Ringling College of Art and Design 2017

  • Sarasota Art Center – The Best of Florida 2018

  • The Manatee Art Center – 2018

  • Pen Women Art Show – Venice Art Center 2018

  • Pen Women Art Show – Dancing Crane Gallery in the Village of the Arts 2020

  • One Man Art Show at the Players Club in Sarasota, Florida and The Unitarian Church in Sarasota, Florida