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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New artist discovery

Whilst in Australia I regularly get emails and updates from a favourite art gallery in Totnes, Devon, England and last week one came through with details of a forthcoming exhibition.... One of the exhibitors immediately caught my eye and I am very tempted by a piece of her work..... The artist in question is Marilyn Browning - I had never seen her work before but I just love her slightly naive style and the palette of colours she uses... See what you think..... All the images are from the website of White Space Art.

















A little about Marilyn.....


Marilyn Browning’s understated paintings are a treat. At first one sees a table, or a vase of flowers, a pair of shoes, isolated from their everyday surroundings. Delicate and dreamlike, her seemingly ‘simple’ canvases are instantly memorable.

“Scraps of memory come and go, ideas come slantwise, one thought enlarges another, they appear random, unrelated, until suddenly and stunningly, they don’t. Links are made and the subject of the painting begins to reveal itself to me.“Freud referred to the unconscious as opportunist, and it is in this sense that painting can be understood as a kind of watching and waiting. It is sometimes during the still and concentrated observation of ordinary objects that partial memories and vague feelings begin to surface, and the lifelessness of these inanimate subjects become endowed with enough presence to be felt.” – Marilyn Browning .

Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 1999, Marilyn has steadily built a strong reputation and has exhibited widely, mostly in Cornwall and London.

I think her work is amazing and it really appeals to me .... I have only once bought art through a website before and in that instance I knew the artist but I think I may have to make an exception here....(and the one I have fallen for is the first one of the images shown).



8 comments:

  1. Love these simple domestic scenes

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  2. Love No 2 and 4 very very much. Could see those hanging here

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  3. I think you should consider investing. Love the chair particularly.

    xoxoxo,
    Tish

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  4. Oh, I really, really like these. They are so evocative.

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  5. These are not bad at all! I could take the last picture any time! Thank you for introducing this artist.

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