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I’m Maralee Gazelka, an artist who loves to explore the world around me. My art is inspired by the joy I experience in the poetic beauty of God’s creation all around us. The goal of my creativity is to bring beautiful moments into focus for others to see and enjoy.

Maralee's creative path was rekindled after years spent raising a family, leading to an artistic awakening in 2012. Through mentorship and workshops, she embraced her identity as an artist, honing her craft and exploring mediums across the world. Inspired by nature's splendor, her work captures moments of beauty found in outdoor adventures and life's experiences. From serene landscapes to live performances, Maralee's art is a journey of wonder and refreshment. Her diverse mediums, enriched by a prestigious art school program, offer a vibrant range of expression. Join her on a voyage of creative exploration, and let her pieces unveil the beauty that surrounds us.



  • Matt Tommey
    “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Maralee now for many years. Not only is she a great artist, she’s passionate about using her art as a vehicle of transformation in the lives of others. Whether it’s volunteering with organizations like Teen Challenge or serving as a mastermind leader encouraging other artists in our Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program, she is a woman on a mission and loved by everyone who knows her!”
    Matt Tommey
  • Melinda Lanham
    I commissioned Maralee to paint a very special gift for a dear friend. The picture had many meanings, commemorating the past, plans for the present, and God’s calling and assurance for the future. Maralee skillfully wove together those elements into a beautiful painting that will be with my friend for a lifetime. It was such a blessing and privilege to work with Maralee. She has a sweet spirit, listens, and works to understand the desired outcome of the painting. She applied her skills to bring to life what I had envisioned. Thank you Maralee! My friend loved the gift.
    Melinda Lanham
  • Margaret Barrett, Attorney
    From the start I was impressed with Maralee’s passion for artistic expression and how her arts showcases the variety of beauty in creation. She was happy to customize a work of art I watched her paint live during a conference. I also chose a sailboat painting for my office that conveys the peace, calm and forward motion I want my clients to experience.
    Margaret Barrett, Attorney
  • Senator Michelle Benson
    Maralee listens with her heart. My husband and I watched sunsets at his childhood home while he was home from the Navy. How beautiful it would be to celebrate those memories as we celebrated 30 years of marriage. I gave her a faded image, the position of the sunset, and our story. She created a memory, an image from our youth,.. a painting from a story, and a worn, faded image. She used her gift to allow me to give this special gift to my husband.
    Senator Michelle Benson