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Award-winning artist still painting at 86

Feb 15, 2015 | Community News

If social networking and group engagement are factors in living a healthy life at any age, Marion Hylton is contributing to both.

The painter, who has lived at The Village with her husband for five years, held a one-day exhibit of her work at The Village last month, which meant residents with limited mobility could enjoy her pastels and watercolors.

Hylton, who is a signature member of The Pastel Society of America and other state and regional artist groups, has won awards for her work for several years running. In 2006, her painting of the battlefield of Little Big Horn was the grand prize winner in the national Arts for the Parks competition, in which she had won regional awards in years past.

At 86, she still paints and competes in juried art shows. Last month, Hylton won Best in Show in the Gainesville Fine Arts Association winter member show.

This story originally feature on The Gainesville Sun; See the article here.