About Woodsong Institute of Art
Master Artist of Western Art, Painting of Horses, and Inspirational Art
WoodSong (“Song of the Cross”) Institute of Art was founded by Marilyn Todd-Daniels nearly four decades ago, teaching oil painting and watercolor workshops, plus art production and commissions.
208 South Gowdy St.
Whitewright TX 75491
A multi-faceted career characterizes this dynamic Texan, born in Oklahoma during the dust bowl. Gallery artist, Associate Art Professor, writer, musician and speaker — Marilyn does it all!
WoodSong Art Institute is not an ordinary place…there is something special about the work of Marilyn Todd Daniels that grabs the heart — integrity coupled with solid research and a flair for story.
Q & A with Marilyn
Learning to embrace my three children and celebrate each day with joyous wonder.
Listening to criticism and failing to appreciate the gifts I’m given.
Ed.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1980
Spring semester, Chicago Art Institute, 1974
MA, University of Tulsa, 1966
Teacher certification from Cameron College, Lawton, OK., 1968 – 1969
BFA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1958
Collin County Community College, Plano, TX. Adjunct art faculty: (1987 – 90, 1995 – 2000, 2004 – present)
Midland College, Midland, TX. Associate art faculty: (1974 – 77)
Florida Keys Community College, Key West FL… Chairman of Art (1970 – 73)
Helen Jones Leadership Doctoral Fellowship, $7000 stipend, 1977
Outstanding Teachers of America, 1972, 1973
World Who’s Who of America, Third edition
Juried show in rotunda of U.S. Senate Russell Building, Washington, D.C. 1999, 2001, 2003.
Major one woman shows:
Creative Art Center, Bonham, Tx 2006
14th Street Gallery, Plano, Tx 2006
Biblical Art Center, Dallas, TX.,1999
Sacred Art Center, Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs, Ark. 1999, 2000, ‘01, ‘02
American Art Gallery, Hot Springs, Ark. 1997, ‘98, ‘99, 2001
Red River Museum, Vernon, TX. 1996
Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, KY. 1988
Best of Show and Judge’s Award, Sherman Art League, 2003
First place oil painting, Frederick Art Guild, 1997
People’s choice award, Horse Artists of America Annual, 1993
Best of Show, Sherman Art League, 1984
TFAA traveling circuit award for etching, 197
Art in Public Collections:
White House, Washington, D.C.
Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Sherman, TX
Biblical Art Center, Dallas, TX
Sacred Art Center, Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs, AR
College of Education, Texas Tech
First City Bank, Richardson, TX
Read Marilyn’s blog with commentary & images as new work comes off the easel.