Marilyn Holmes has been a career photographer for more than 40 years. She holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley in Humanities and studied Fine Art and Documentary Photography at the Associated Students of UC Studio. While working in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s and ’70s, Holmes was a staff photographer for Macy’s California, producing advertising; an instructor for The San Francisco Academy of Art; and an entrepreneur with her own commercial advertising studio, specializing in tabletop still life photography. Holmes moved to Juneau, Alaska for marriage and a family, continuing her commercial photography career with studio portraiture, advertising, photo-illustration and teaching. She also branched out into fine art, landscape and architectural photography. Most recently, Holmes is exploring the digital ways to combine nature and graphics. She has exhibited in the state, city and arts and humanities council galleries and frequently appears in print.