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Marla Wood is an entrepreneur, filmmaker and artist. She is the author of Botticelli’s Women--a novel inspired by her deep love and respect for the work of Renaissance master, Alessandro Botticelli.
Marla gains new insights and creative energy by staying in motion. Often on the road, she is most easily reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
"Italy is the home of my soul."
-Vanessa Bell, Botticelli's Women
Marla began her career working in art museums and art galleries. After graduating from University of Oregon with a degree in Art History, Marla went to work in Santa Fe, NM where she mentored with legendary art dealer Ray Dewey at Dewey Galleries, LTD.
A dedicated animal lover, Marla moved to Colorado after her beloved dog was injured in an accident and needed intense care to recover. During this time she began investing in real estate to fund her travel adventures. It was on the road in Italy that she started writing Botticelli's Women and channeling her love of art history into semi-fictional story telling.
In 2007, Marla opened the Blue Pig Gallery, which was awarded Business of the Year from the Chamber of Commerce after just six months.
In 2014, Marla found Botticelli's Women Media and began production on her first documentary film--"The Doula's Guide to Everything."
A life-long political activist, Marla was nominated by Congressman John Salazar to join the Vision 2020: Equality in Sight congress in 2010 through which she continues to work for equality in the US and around the world.