October's Featured Artist - Marlyn Daggett

Marlyn Daggett

Artist, Santa Barbara

Marlyn Daggett is a contemporary American painter and mixed media artist. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989.

Marlyn has a distinctive and recognizable style of abstract expressionism. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Diebenkorn, and Manuel Neri’s work uniquely influence her paintings. She combines figures, symbols, icons and text in vivid oil paintings. Instrumental in her work are the representations of birthday cake, brides, and obscured or nude figures. These are sometimes inscribed or gouged to reveal traces and layered images. The results are powerful, moving monochromatic textural works.

She moved to Santa Barbara in 2011, and currently works out of mdaggett.com at 111-C 1 Santa Barbara Street (in the Funk Zone) 93101. Her enthusiastic and effervescent personality is a favorite at events and openings.