One of Skye’s most popular and talked-about artists, known for her vibrant colours, atmospheric seascapes, and rainy-day sheep paintings. Marion’s distinctive artwork, quirky wirework and wearable art accessories are collected and/or worn all over the world.
WHAT I USE: The quick drying-time of acrylics, ink and watercolour, which I mostly use, lends an urgency to the creation process, breathing vitality into the mark making. Energetically applied paint conveys the fast-changing weather and light conditions in the Hebrides and Highlands, while fluid paint allowed to run creates a sense of the frequent rain.
It’s a dance between still-wet and dry, deliberate and serendipitous, abstract and representation. By looking repeatedly at particular locations, and painting the many moods of these, I aim to create layered paintings that contain multiple memories of a location or subject. Paintings not limited to what meets the eye at a finite moment, that tell different stories when you view them from a distance and up close.
I thrive on returning to the same subjects time and again as there’s always something else I see or another way I might paint it. I search for the unfamiliar in the familiar. You can’t step in the same river twice.
WHERE TO SEE MY AVAILABLE PAINTINGS: My paintings can be found at Skyeworks Gallery in Portree on the Isle of Skye. Pieces still in my studio are viewable by arrangement.
MEET ME: I’m in Skyeworks on random days. Email me to arrange a meeting over a coffee.
Member of the Society of Scottish Artists
WHY do I occasionally call it the Mat Cat Art Studio rather than the Isle of Skye Art Studio? Because there’s invariably at least one cat from the studio posse keeping an eye on what I’m doing, no matter what time of day it is!
WHEN did I write on Painting for About.com? It was for 12 years, from 2002 to 2014. To read my articles as I wrote them, use WayBackMachine.