Workshops for 2020
For those artists wanting to learn new skills or just improve, I'll be hosting a few workshops. Click the CONTACT ME link at the top of my website for more information. These will be in Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Drawing 1: A powerful foundational non-figurative course. You’ll learn how to observe, understand object
structure, light/value and create a strong exciting image. 8-10 days (3 hours/day). Using techniques from
the Renaissance to contemporary teaching styles. Homework is provided and optional.
• Drawing 2: Linear Perspective Drawing for Artists: a simplified 2 full day workshop on how to create
believable 3-d space using 1- & 2-point perspective in your image.
• Oil Pastel & Mix Media: Learn from my 40 years of experience on how to use this exciting combination for
maximum appeal. Colors remain rich and “painterly.” A 2-day workshop.
• Color Intensive 1: Lecture, demos and practice to understand how to use color effectively. A 2-3 full day
workshop. A 2nd level course may be added later.
• Design Tools for Artists: Understanding the elements, guidelines and how the brain works in order to
create powerful images. A 2-4 full day course.
• Small Classes: 6-14 students per course. This ensures adequate attention for each participant. Prepayment
is required. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Bring a notebook. We start on time each day. Full day classes are usually 5-6 hours. Half day classes are about 3 hours. You will be tired each day! That’s normal.
Become a Patron
Most of the world's greatest artists throughout history had patrons to support their work. This is how they became known, survived and thrived.
As there are declining galleries and affordable pop up spaces, its been very difficult to have my work "seen" and therefore sold over the last few years. With your monthly patronage I will be able to afford to continue my life's work renting a proper studio/gallery. There are 6 options for patronage to choose from. Each receives benefits. Thank you again for your kindness and enthusiasm.
Become a PATRON and receive great benefits!
Into The Other Land, Solo Art Show, June 11-24, 2019
June 11-24th, Old Bridge Street Gallery, #4-1494 Old Bridge St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
Time: 10am - 6pm daily, except the 24th, which closes at 1pm.
This is a show focusing on the Into The Other Land series with additions from the traditional and Sky Cathedrals portfolios too.
West Elm Pop Up Spring 2019
I'll be showing colorful small works (Art on Paper & Small Art) at West Elm, Sat. & Sunday, Apr. 13th,14th, May 11th & 12th, and Sept. 21st, 22nd.
Some works are with mats, birch box mounts or frames. Lots of range, styles and modest pricing.
I'll be there from noon to 4pm. I hope to see you!
West Elm is at 2947 Granville St. between 13th & 14th Streets.
New Gallery Representation, Sept. 2018
I am now working with the KUBE Gallery in Fort Langley, BC.
They are showing some of my contemporary art.
East Side Culture Crawl 2016
I am happy to mention I will be in the ECC for 2016. I'll be showing a wide range of work, mostly oils. I hope to see you there!
Dates: Thursday, November 17
5 pm - 10 pm
Friday, November 18
5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, November 19
11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 20
11 am - 6 pm
May 29 - June 30, 2014
Art Show at Fragrant Wood Gallery
I am having an exhibition of Contemporary and Traditional oil paintings at the Fragrant Wood Gallery, 2233 Granville St. (corner of West Broadway Ave., Vancouver, BC.) You will see a fine selection of traditional and contemporary art. Opening night Thursday, May 29th, 5-8pm. Artist talk June 21, 2014 for the 3rd Annual South Granville Art Walk.
Sept. 1, 2013
Teaching, Fall, 2013 (Sept.-April 2014)
Hi Everyone, I will be teaching private art lessons for 1-2 people in my fine art studio this fall. Categories: drawing, color and design, oil painting, acrylics and mixed media.
For serious artists: beginner to advanced. Intensive 2-3 hour sessions.
Contact me for more info. See contact page.
Here is a recent recommendation from one of my students:
"Marion is a gifted artist. Combining that with her excellent teaching skills and warm and generous spirit make my private drawing classes with her a real treat!
I have learned so much and feel that the format in which she teaches is the best way to learn. The improvement in my drawing skills is proof of this. She challenges and pushes me to see things differently and build on my skills.
I always look forward to my classes with Marion. She inspires me!" - Mrs. Tradene A.
Jan. 27, 2013
I Love Teaching Art!
I gave a demonstration to 30 artists at Opus Art Store on Granville Island. It was so much fun and a great success. If you need private tutoring on drawing or painting, please call me. Here is what one participant said:
"Hi! I just want you to know how very inspiring your demo session was yesterday! Thank you for being so thorough in not only sharing information about the various brands and their potential but paper choices, and techniques that those new to the medium can actually try with the possibility of some success ! Plus your major encouragement to just get at it and have a "bash"!
July 30, 2012
New Online Gallery
My new gallery is entitled "Contemporary". This change in direction pays homage to my realism roots and skills, but with a contemporary flair. My new series in this gallery is more visceral and immediate. The paint tells me what it needs. The first new series is called "Into the Other Land" is based on imagery from real places and from my imagination. I hope you enjoy this new direction I am taking.
June 5, 2012
100 years, 100 Artists: West Vancouver Centennial Art Celebration
I am happy to announce that I am one of 100 artists invited to participate in this show at the Ferry Gallery. It's to celebrate West Vancouver's Centennial. All artists will be providing a 12" x 12" painting at a reasonable price.
Opening night is Tue., June 5, 2012, 6-9 pm with refreshments and entertainment.
Show closes Sat., June 16th. Come and celebrate, buy a painting!
Artists in Our Midst
I'll be showing my paintings in this art annual event, during the long weekend in May, 2012.
Private art lessons
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“If you are looking for a fine art instructor and mentor, Marion is the one to connect. She is a wealth of knowledge and generously gives tips, ideas, techniques and solutions to her students adding more value in the art sessions. As you work with her, you can feel her passion and the desire to ensure each student succeeds with flying colours. I highly recommend her services." November 29, 2011
July 2, 2011
Web site Image Problems
I am so confounded with how my images look on my website! They sometimes look too light or simplistic. If you see something you like, please email me and I will send a quality jpg to show you the rich color, tone and texture. AAGGG!!!
Of course, the best option is to see them in person!
June 3, 2011
My painting Sunlit Grotto was just hung in the new Jimmy Pattison Outpatient Center is Surrey, BC.
I am thrilled!
Many thanks to all the kind people who "like" the art and who made comments on my Facebook Wall. Big Hug to you all!
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR ORIGINAL ART
Hello folks. All of my artwork is "archival". The oil paintings will last at least 100 years. (Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived that long!)
Placing Your Art
Never place your art in areas where there is direct sunlight, heat sources close by or in high moisture areas. Sunlight will damage the pigments (colors) and may increase breakdown of the substrate. Moisture will cause mold or fungus and could permanently damage the painting and substrate.
Cleaning and Hanging Your Art
Works on paper should be framed with acid free mats and placed in modestly lit areas with ample ventilation. For larger works on paper (over 16" x 20" framed size), I recommend using Plexiglas or Lucite as they are lighter and much safer than glass. However, Plexiglas scratches easily. There may be other options so talk to your framer for ideas.
Works on canvas can be cleaned or dusted with a very soft cloth and absolutely NO cleaning agents ever! They may dissolve the paint off the surface. If your art really needs proper cleaning, you can seek out an art restoration company who will clean the work safely. My oil paintings on canvas have clean finished edges. You may choose to frame them or not, depending on how the art looks on your chosen wall.
If you have any questions, please contact me. Enjoy your artwork!