BCD#2

Blind contour drawing #2 – “Ses Peintures, Ses Objets, Ses Tissus Simultanes, Ses Modes, Twenty Color Plates C.1912-25” Sonia Delaunay Orphism – huh?  Painters, Sonia Delaunay and her husband Robert reintroduced colour into Cubism and turned their focus to pure abstraction.  They used strong colour and geometric shapes.  The result was a fresh painting style that was later called orphism.  The term was coined by the French poet Apollinaire and the movement is perceived as […]

BCD #1

Blind contouring drawing #1 – “Deer Skull with Pedernal” 1936 Georgia O’Keeffe   In 1946, Georgia O’Keeffe was the first woman artist to have a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She was born in 1887 in Wisconsin and died at age 98 in her beloved “home” in New Mexico. Luckily, she was raised in a family that valued education for girls and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1905.  She supported herself as a […]

Female artists to be inspired by …

This list is a result of one simple question asked in the Thrive Network – Who is a female artist you are inspired by?   This list is amazing and it keeps growing.  I thought I knew my art history but apparently not.  This list is full of contemporary artists who are working right now and producing work too!  Where possible, I’ve linked to their site and otherwise to a wiki entry so that you can […]

Thrive Talk by Marlene Lowden – My personal artist story

Marlene Lowden Thrive Talk

Meet my teachers and hear my very personal story on becoming an artist. This is an audio recording (with slides) of my talk for Thrive on March 29th, 2017. Public speaking is pretty scary and sharing your personal story adds another layer of vulnerability. I want to thank the Thrive network for the invitation to speak because I learned so much about myself in the process.  It was an incredibly supportive audience and I recommend […]