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MEET MARIANNE RICHMOND

From her studios in Minneapolis, Marianne Richmond connects with the world. As an artist and award-winning author, Marianne offers audiences inspirational works that speak to our hearts as individuals and as members of a world community.

Marianne Richmond Studios opened in 1991, with twenty greeting cards. Since then, the company has evolved to become a publishing and gift company. She says life inspires her, and her artwork and books reflect the events, people, and feelings she sees every day. Whether it is chatting with a friend about adoption or answering a child's questions about a parent's love, Marianne sees the nuggets of universal experience ... and turns it into a book.

Over the years, Marianne has learned a lot about being an artist, writer, and merchant. As she explains, the three fields are connected. "As an artist, it is hard to see that your work is a commodity, too. What you love because you poured your heart and soul into it may or may not appeal to a broader audience." She uses these life lessons in her seminar work, which combines creative opportunities with reflection, guidance, and celebration.

In a time when everything is moving to a big box, Marianne reminds us of the universal adage that big things come in little packages. She has just opened her first retail store, Marianne's Gift Shop.

Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay.


Marianne pictured here with Howie Mandel.

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