Marian Nash Yoe was born in Washington, Georgia of Wilkes County in 1921. She came to Talladega, Alabama to study nursing. She eventually married Dr. Al Yoe, Jr. and began life as a wife and, then, mother of four.
Marian’s family was the most precious priority in her life; and along with that responsibility, she inserted and shared her creative thoughts and talents at home. And Mrs. Yoe refined her gifts and skills within workshops throughout the South. She painted with acrylics, oils, and watercolors, while also finding pleasure in collages.
Her long participation in the arts rendered a variation of subjects. Marian discovered a sense of artful delight in everything and everyone. Her favorite subjects and most recognized paintings dwell on the amazing beauty of flowers.
Mrs. Yoe created illustrations for two children’s books, had numerous one-woman shows and was a solo exhibitor again in 2016 with over 100 works at Heritage Hall Museum. Mrs. Yoe passed away in 2020 and has left a wonderful legacy for those privileged to have known her and her paintings.
Marian also had the opportunity to share her talents in art when she was selected
To serve as Mrs. Senior Alabama in 1990; and was selected as a finalist in the Mrs. Senior America Competition.
Many of her original paintings and limited edition prints are in the collections of corporations and private collections.
Mrs. Yoe resides still in her Talladega home of over 70 years where she continues to work in her studio.