into writing a book about her experience.
"'Recovering Beauty' is about how artists have helped me learn to
see, artists are my muse and one of the reasons I'm writing this
book," Bolen said. "Working with artists reconnected me with my soul
and that reconnection literally did cure my anorexia."
One of Obermeyer's pieces in the exhibit is called "Tangerine
Dream," and is of Bolen.
"It looks like an early pin up painting of the 50s with the stark
background and direct lighting," Obermeyer said.
The room full of artists makes the event that much more
interesting to Marino.
"Everyone is absorbed in painting, it's interesting to see one
model in all different angles, interpretations and styles," Marino
said. "It's very exciting, the only thing you can hear is the music."
Marino has lived in Laguna Beach for more than 30 years and said
she hasn't seen a show anything like this exhibit except perhaps at
Laguna College of Art and Design.
"Meet the Muse" will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday. The show will run through July 6 at Laguna Plein Air
Painters Assn. Studio, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite F3. The public
is invited. For information, call (949) 376-3635 or go to