|A Long Winding Road|
My Work transcends the limits of British Columbia’s natural landscapes, while still capturing the essence and symbolism of British Columbia. As a painter, my work embraces the experience of nature through the harmonies found within environments, the richness of colours, textures and the effects of light. The quiet walks along the rivers, oceans, lakes, mountains and forest trigger my senses and these experiences are what inspire the finished product.My connection with nature has been engraved in my soul since childhood. As a child I remember spending many hours alone in the forest behind my parents’ house lost in my own imaginary games and thoughts. The forest became my extension of home, an area that gave me a release from the unsettling family dynamics in the home. I was not taught as a child to have faith but I guess I seemed to have found a sense of peace in the woods at a young age.
Now as an adult, I continue to appreciate the land in a dynamic way; nature brings me a sense of empowerment and strengthens my soul which allows me to create a place that is somewhat unusual. I like to see it as a manifestation from a form of a spiritual ground of my faith.
My photograph references are only a starting point of my work. I prefer to allow my imagination to develop my paintings rather than to create a painted version of a photograph. Before I begin to paint I feel it’s important to have a planned colour palette not only because it will make the painting harmonious but it would also create the right mood but yet, how it turns out is always a mystery. I believe my paintings can be said to mirror an active mind fetching something new and then registering it into the field of consciousness.
Marilyn has exhibited her works on canvas in galleries, restaurants, pubs, airports, offices, and resorts at many locations across Vancouver Island including a private collection at the St Joseph’s hospital, Courtenay B.C. Her work is represented in Victoria and Sooke, B.C. Her international exposure includes, Dubai, UAE.
|A Special Day at Goose Spit|