About the Artist
Marjett Schille was born in Ellensburg, Washington and spent
the early part of her life in rural eastern Washington State.
She moved with her family to Boise, Idaho. Marjett received
a B.A. in Fine Art from
Boise State University
and an M.F.A. in painting, drawing and ceramic sculpture from the
University of Idaho.
Shortly after graduation, she moved to Seattle where she lived
and worked as an artist from l974 through 2003. Currently,
Marjett and her husband, Mike Lewis, divide their time between homes in Gold Hill, Oregon and
Marjett works in oils, watercolors, mixed media and ceramic
sculpture. The delicate beauty of our natural habitat and its
creatures and the importance of protecting them are a vital
theme of her work, inspired by the diverse environments of
the Northwest and the Southeast.
She is represented by the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle, Washington and several other galleries in the Northwest in addition to galleries in Southeast Georgia. Marjett's work is in public and private collections throughout both regions including the King County Arts Commission and Harborview Hospital in Seattle. She has completed a series of public art commissions in Washington and Idaho, among them: the Morrison Center for Performing Arts at Boise State University, mural and painting projects for Bonney Lake, Mercer Island and Graham libraries in Washington and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma, Washington.
Marjett also works as an illustrator, in particular of children's books. She conducts workshops on illustration and in watercolor and mixed media for universities and artist associations. The beautiful, mysterious and fragile nature of the spiritual and fundamental connection between us, our environment and its inhabitants continues to be an important focus of Marjett's work.