Marilyn Joyce is a visual artist who resides on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. She received her BS degree from the University of Oregon and completed a post-baccalaureate program at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is an educator, teaches workshops and shows her art locally, with work in private collections throughout the country. Her interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice, provide parameters for her work. Intuitive gestures, mark-making and staining, combined with direct observation and felt experiences are distilled through the processes of drawing, painting and collage. She has a love of maps and is currently integrating mapping of specific places in her work.