Brigid Marlin was born in Washington, D.C., studied at the National College of Art, Dublin, the Centre d’Art Sacre, and the Atelier André L’Hote, Paris, the Beaux-arts, Montreal, and the Arts Students League of New York.
Later she went to Vienna to learn the ‘Mische’ technique, a process of painting which was a carefully guarded secret of the Flemish and Italian Renaissance painters, and revived after painstaking research by Ernst Fuchs. Returning to England, she founded the "Inscape" group of painters to continue the exploration and research into techniques of painting; and later the world between painters, sculptors, print-makers and jewellers. She teaches painting at West Herts. College and in London.
In 1982 she was resident artist at the Dorland Mountain Colony and in 1985 she was resident artist and painting teacher at the Carl Rogers Center for the Study of the Person, at the University of California.
Prizes — The ‘Visions of the Future’ Science-Fiction painting competition, 1st prize
In 1985 she illustrated Mary O’Hara’s book, "Celebration of Love". In 1989 she wrote a book "From East to West" which was published by Collins Fount. In 1990 she was commissioned to paint a headmaster of Cheam School, Berks. Her work is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and museums and collections all over the world, including, as well as those already mentioned in the catalogue;
Lady Arran, J.G. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Blankfort, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haber, Mr and Mrs. David Tansey, California. Mary Craig, Noreen Corrigan, Art Consuftant, Montreai. Jim and Catriona Erler, Washington D.C., Kalid Hammadi, Kuwait, Takashi Higuchi, Tokyo, Mr. and Mrs. Huey Johnson, Environmental Resources U.S.A., Mr. and Mrs. Saul Katz, Boston, Richard and Maura McDonnell, Ireland, General Montfort, Spain, Ex-President Nixon, Mary O’Hara,
Admiral Paulsen, U.S. Navy, Hawaii, Virginia Rogers, Chicago.
Group and one-man shows include:
1964 Moles worth Gallery, Dublin
1966 Gallery No. 10, London
1967 Festival Hall, London
1968 Galerie Fuchs-Fischof, Vienna
1969 Galerie 2 + 3, Paris
1970 Woburn Abbey, Bedford
1970 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
1971 London Hilton Art Gallery
1972 Gallerie für Zeitgenoissische Kunst, Hamburg
1973 Fanfare for Europe Exhibition, Woburn Abbey, Bedford
1973 Van der Straeten Galleries, New York
1973 Den Art Studios, Ottawa