Marlin Rotach

“Since light is the main focus of my paintings, the entire physical world is potential subject matter.” –Marlin Rotach

Born the son of a commercial artist who was also a stock horse trainer in Kansas, Marlin Rotach grew up with cowboys, horses, billboard layouts, type books, paint and brushes. These beginnings instilled in him an interest in fine art, art history and a passion for the American West.

Rotach is particularly interested in emphasizing the dynamic qualities of light and shadow to create dramatic impact in his watercolor paintings. The transparent aspect of the watercolor medium particularly suits this desire.

He earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in painting and has been awarded signature membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, National Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society, among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the book 200 Great Painting Ideas, International Artist Magazine, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art. Rotach was selected as the official poster artist for the 2014 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and the “Featured Artist” for the 2009 American Royal Western Art Exhibition. He has received over twenty awards and his paintings are held in private and corporate collections.
Marlin Rotach

Marlin Rotach

Print Artist Bio
“Since light is the main focus of my paintings, the entire physical world is potential subject matter.” –Marlin Rotach

Born the son of a commercial artist who was also a stock horse trainer in Kansas, Marlin Rotach grew up with cowboys, horses, billboard layouts, type books, paint and brushes. These beginnings instilled in him an interest in fine art, art history and a passion for the American West.

Rotach is particularly interested in emphasizing the dynamic qualities of light and shadow to create dramatic impact in his watercolor paintings. The transparent aspect of the watercolor medium particularly suits this desire.

He earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in painting and has been awarded signature membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, National Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society, among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the book 200 Great Painting Ideas, International Artist Magazine, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art. Rotach was selected as the official poster artist for the 2014 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and the “Featured Artist” for the 2009 American Royal Western Art Exhibition. He has received over twenty awards and his paintings are held in private and corporate collections.

Marlin Rotach

The Reticent Roan

$ 950.00

Marlin Rotach

Basking in the Glory

$ 1,800.00

Marlin Rotach

Deep Shadows on the Mesa

$ 4,800.00

Marlin Rotach

Light Of The Lost Canyon

$ 1,250.00

Marlin Rotach

Heir of Nobility

$ 2,000.00

Marlin Rotach

Cow Pony

$ 3,500.00

Marlin Rotach

Meditation Garden, Ranchos

$ 2,800.00

Marlin Rotach

Exclamation!

$ 5,200.00

Marlin Rotach

Elegance in White

$ 1,800.00

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Marlin Rotach

Adobe Hacienda

$ 1,500.00

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Marlin Rotach

Study For Cow Pony

$ 2,800.00

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Marlin Rotach

Three Amigos

$ 2,400.00

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Marlin Rotach

Mission At Twilight

$ 1,500.00

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Marlin Rotach

Dreamer Boy

$ 750.00

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Marlin Rotach

Court of the Pale Queen

$ 2,500.00

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