Marianne Walch






Marianne moved to the Delaware shore from the D.C. area in 2002. An environmental biologist and teacher of yoga and tai chi, Marianne has had a passion for art and photography for most of her life. She studied art for a number of years with Mildred Bottner Anderson, a well-known Maryland painter. As a graduate student in microbiology, she learned to develop and print microscopy images and did graphic design for scientific publications. Later she also studied black and white photography and darkroom techniques at the Smithsonian Institution.

Marianne’s love of black and white work carries over into her color photography as well. Both focus on form, light and texture. Some of her favorite subjects are energetic street scenes and design found in architecture and sculpture.

Currently she works primarily in digital formats to create her art. Creation of prints - in the darkroom or at the computer - has always been her favorite part of the photographic process. She does all of her own digital processing and archival printing and views each finished print as an exciting little miracle.

Marianne’s artistic philosophy is captured in a passage from the T.S. Eliot poem Burnt Norton: “Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only the dance.” To her this verse not only reflects a yogic philosophy of life, but also perfectly expresses the ability of a photograph to capture the passion of life in the stillness of a single moment.

Marianne is represented by Detail Gallery, For information on where you can see and purchase Marianne's work, click here.


Award for Excellence, Women's Fest Photography Competition, Rehoboth Beach, DE, April 2011.

Award for Excellence, Women's Fest Photography Competition, Rehoboth Beach, DE, April 2010.

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