*Marlene Palagyi is a recognised talent on the Central Coast art scene, having taken up her life-long interest in painting at age 58 when she made the decision to seriously pursue her passion.
*Her art has evolved through acrylics and pastels to the soft translucency of watercolours, under the influence of many artists. She is an enthusiastic member of the Central Coast Art Society , the Central Coast Watercolour Society and Toukley And District Art Society and contributes to their many workshop and tutorial programmes.
*Marlene has developed a style which reflects her passion for the light, colour and textures of nature, and has found acceptance and praise for her work in exhibitions on the Central Coast.
She won the watercolour section in Grandma Moses 2013 for "Rain Coming Saratoga", People's Choice award at the CCAS 2014 Summer Exhibition with "Against The Odds", has been hung in the Gosford Art Prize in 2015 and sold her work titled "IN THE SWIM", won People's Choice award for "Tall Ship" in 2015 CCWS Easter Exhibition, first prize for "Summer Breeze" in 2016 Grandma Moses, The Royal Oaks Art Prize at Cessnock Springtime Art Fair 2017 for "Valley View Morpeth", the William Dobell Watercolour Prize for "Winter Morning" at Wangi 2018, the People's Choice for "Snow Owl" at The CCAS Winter Exhibition in Gosford 2018 and "Snow Owl " also won 1st prize at the Women in Art Exhibition at The Entrance 2019.
* Currently exhibiting at Toukley Art Gallery at Wallarah Park , La Carta Cafe/ Gallery in Wyong and Green View Gallery in Kincumber