Marky's Market : Artists & Craftspeople
"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art" - Oscar Wilde
The artists and craftsman of Marky's Market are inspired by their regional location. Sitting at the hub of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River and Lake Powell, including the Navajo Nation this country itself inspires us to create.
Every hand crafted item, original photo, regional stories/novels, hand knitted, hand crocheted, hand felted or quilted fabric as well as Native American traditonal jewelry, semi precious jewlery, pottery and natural creams and lotions, is individually created through our love of our surroundings and diversity.
Win Barney was born and raised in the Chicago area. She studied at The Art Institute of Chicago, painting in watercolor and drawing in pencil and ink.
She moved west to Arizona in 1970 and took up pottery, selling her hand-thrown pieces in Scottsdale shops. She and her husband started a new business in Flagstaff in 1984 and she took up her brush again, this time in oil. She belonged to the National League of American Pen Women and organization for women in the arts and exhibited in area fairs, juried shows and galleries, noted for landscapes, florals and birds.
Retirement landed Win and her husband in Kanab, Utah in 1997. She now paints in oil or draws in pencil, focusing on the Western landscape, historical locations and the beauty of the surrounding national parks and monuments.