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Most of us want to see, and be seen, to understand and be understood, to love and be loved. As a human being, I am very curious mentally. I see much beauty in the world - color and light and movement. I love complexity, and have no explanations. Communicating is very important to me.
My mature work tries to explore abstract ideas visually. The love part is me trying to open your eyes in gentle ways. The love part for you is in attending the titles and experiencing the work and feeling more peaceful, more joyful, more positive, maybe more curious. That is what I hope for in our communication.
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I'm both a painter and a sculptor, and have been a full-time artist for almost 40 years! Having begun in watercolor over 40 years ago and evolved into abstraction 20 years ago, I added sculpture 10 years later. After 20 years in the gallery system regionally and on the East Coast, I began to represent myself and my husband. I found outdoor art shows the best way, because I love meeting people and talking to them, and having the chance to make new friends! My sculpture explores feminine beauty outside of the societal paradigm of my background. My abstractions reflect what I am working at expanding my understanding of at any given time - Buddhism, evolutionary biology, physics, God, the social paradigm....
Early on I took a few watercolor workshops but then needed to work and raise children, and still make art, so basically I'm self-taught. I'm still an elected member of AWS, DF and sold a lot of watercolors in Texas and regionally. I moved to New Mexico in 1983, and my full CV tells the rest.
My traditional bronze sculptures of contemporary females express the mystery of the human form in its beautiful complexity. They are sculpted from life and what results is a classic life sculpture specific to that person, a unique individual. They are limited to editions of 12. For extensive information about my bronze sculpture, hop over tomy other website.
I'm somewhat of a purist when it comes to art. I like Paint! I use acrylics because they dry so quickly, and I like to layer paint to create interesting color, sometimes even using older paintings as a base for new ones, I use a limited palette, and multiple weights of mediums from soft gel to modeling paste to create subtle texture and translucency as I build the layers. I prefer pieces of bevelled mat board and plastic palette knives to brushes for application and work in stops and starts - there's a lot of thinking and choosing between layers as well. I finish each piece with a mixture that creates an encaustic-like surface, giving the work a veiled appearance.
Evidencing painting and drawing skills as a child, Marianne has pursued a life-long art path. Side-tracked briefly by practical choices as a young adult, she returned to painting as a watercolorist in the mid-70's in Houston. Her career grew quickly, and she moved to New Mexico in 1983. Exploration of landscape painting in watercolor and acrylic, monotype, tinwork nichos with nudes, flower paintings in succession occupied the middle years. In the last 20 years, her painting has become abstract, influenced by yoga and study of the Eastern philosophies. Drawn to explore “the big questions of life”, the themes have emerged in her more recent paintings. She is self-taught and has lived and worked in Pojoaque, New Mexico, for 37 years.
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