Marion has a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art. Her background is in Arts education.
Since moving from Berkshire to Lymington, Marion has set up a studio in her garden where she now paints full time. Diverse local sources of inspiration offer new subjects, such as masts and rigging, mudflats and the sea. It is the beginning of an exciting journey for her. She is passionate about painting in oils but recent experimentation with cold wax has opened up new ways of creating texture in her work.
Composition and abstraction are challenges Marion relishes and her paintings are generally constructed from more than one viewpoint. Her work encompasses two main subjects on different scales.
The first subject: views seen from onboard sailing boats including masts, rigging and sails. The aim is to capture the dynamic experience of being at the helm and/or sailing. Compositions are derived from various views and are generally large scale, bespoke format eg 44cm x 88cm. These paintings employ an original, authentic approach to the subject matter and have generated interest from the sailing fraternity.
The second subject: coastal birds, observed on the Lymington to Keyhaven Nature Reserve. These paintings are small scale eg. 28cm x 19cm. Their innovative use of a highly textured cold wax ground helps to capture the light effects on the mudflats and water frequented by waders such as Oystercatchers, Curlew and Redshank.
Additionally, Marion’s sketches and photos form a reference bank for the development of paintings. Responding to the ever-changing light effects on aspects of the Hampshire coastline and estuaries is an on-going preoccupation.
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