Marlene is an abstract painter. She primarily works in oil and paints her impressions of life. The physical act of painting, the process is as important to her as colour choice, contrast, composition, and all the laws of design and art making.
Her paintings are bold, energetic and expressive. She challenges herself to elicit questions and emotions through the use of strong colour, unusual shapes, and diverse mark making.
Marlene believes art is a unifying force. It can disband differences and open the door to connection, which creates awareness and understanding.
She lives and works on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. She is honoured to have work in private collections in Canada and the United States.
I’m honoured to be part of the Libre Tea family as one of their Libre Leading Lights. I whole-heartedly believe in their manifesto and my Libre tea glasses travel with me to my studio, my yoga mat, up mountains and to art galleries in distant cities.