Featured Artist Marjorie Darrow

Marjorie Darrow’s paintings flow with energy and movement that express the connectivity of life. See more of the artist’s work by visiting her website.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Eclipse III” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”

 

I didn’t set out to convey the connection and synergy of living organisms through my artwork.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Eclipse IV” Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

The ideas came to me very organically through the process of drawing and painting. By putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas, I tapped into my subconscious.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Eclipse V” Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

Each new element I create naturally leads to another, and the connections between them evolve, sometimes with surprising results!

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Synergy I” Oil on Canvas, 72” x 48”

 

I use different mediums, including graphite, ink, acrylic and oil paints on wood or canvas. I am always learning from my artwork. Each new piece has something new to teach me.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Synergy II” Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

I’m inspired by the natural world. I may choose the texture of a gnarly Bristlecone pine tree, the shape of an exotic orchid, or even the structure of a single cell as elements.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Synergy IV” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 18”

 

I want to create works that are filled with energy and life. When I step back and view my work, some of the images are eerily uncommon, yet comfortably familiar and seductive. I feel my artwork is symbolic of the delicate balance and interdependency of life.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Red, White and Blue” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 24”

 

I see these interconnections as a perfectly choreographed dance where each element is singular, yet part of the whole. These are the threads of life we are experiencing.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Free Form Blue” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 24”

 

My artwork has a timely and simple message that we need to be reminded of. We are all connected to each other and to every living organism on this planet. Everything we do affects another life form.

 

Nature inspired abstract painting by Marjorie Darrow

“Blue Grid” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 24”

 

I would hope that the viewer sees this in my work and takes away an awareness and sensitivity to how they personally impact life on our planet.

 

Artist Marjorie Darrow painting in her studio

Artist Marjorie Darrow in her studio

 

I currently reside in Roseville, California, and work as a full-time artist in my studio. My education has spanned over time and location. I’ve attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, the California College of Arts, in Oakland, California, and I graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento. I’ve had the opportunity to view the magnificent basilicas and artwork of the past when I lived in Italy.

 

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  1. Very different, Marjorie. I love your art!

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