artist statement

Artist Statement

Marlene Lowden's paintings in the forest

I’m an unconventional oil painter using stencils and spray paint like a street artist and markers like an illustrator. The work is vibrant, composed of layers of organic shapes informed by the untamed wilderness of the West Coast of Canada and intertwined with erratic brushstrokes and scribbles. For me, a successful painting shows evidence of a struggle.  And even though a finished piece is complex, the message is simple – in uncertainty can we still connect to beauty?