Local artist, Marlan Ramsey is exhibiting his work in painting wildlife in oils and scratch-art, with acrylics at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1401 Madison Avenue, Detroit Lakes.

Born in 1938, Marlan has been working with drawing and painting since he was 14 years old. He is self-taught.

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Raised on a farm south of Audubon, Marlan began a career working in the food industry, in 1958, with a job at Halvorson's Meat Market, next to Norby's, in Detroit Lakes, He then moved on to managing and training employees at Bylerly's, all the while continuing his work with painting wildlife.

One of his works has appeared in the Golden Plump Chicken's company calendar. Also, for four years, four of his works have made the semi-finals in the Minnesota and Illinois state Duck Stamp competitions. His younger sister, Nadine Pickthorn, is a leading wildlife artist in the Western States; and his oldest sister, Ruth Hovland, of Fertile Minnesota, paints landscapes and religious themes.

You may view this exhibit every Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and 8-11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

For more information contact Mark Berg at Trinity Lutheran Church.