Marion Boddy-Evans BJourn
Marion moved to the Isle of Skye in 2008 to set up her studio overlooking the Minch and dedicate more time to painting and making. Marion spent the 1990s in London working as a non-fiction editor and copywriter at the book publishers Batsford and Dorling Kindersley, going to art classes in the evenings and at weekends. In 2002 Marion started writing the Painting section of About.com (part of the New York Times Group) and is now well-known for her online teaching. She has paintings and textile art in private collections in the UK, USA and South Africa.
"Minch 35: Flowing Sea" Acrylic on canvas 100x50cm
"When strong winds blow up from the south, it looks like it's stretching the ripples in the sea from edge to edge. "
"Minch 9" Framed acrylic on canvas 40x120cm
"In summer the sun drops below the horizon but continues to make the sky glow in oranges and reds"
My art is inspired by the spectacular landscape in which I live. On sunny days I like to take my sketchbook for a walk, using what I’ve seen to create larger paintings back in my studio. On wet, windswept days I like to watch the waters of the Minch, the every-changing light and colours. My aim is to convey something of what I'm seeing and feeling in a particular spot.
"Sheep 5: What You Looking At?" Acrylic on canvas. 122x45cm. SOLD
"Almost anywhere on the Isle of Skye, you'll be sharing a view with a sheep."
“I work in a painterly and expressive style, leaning towards abstraction. When painting, I mostly use acrylics; when working with fabric, I use anything from cotton to tweed, whatever’s in my stash that fits the subject.”
"Minch 1" Acrylic on canvas 100x30cm SOLD"
"My studio looks out over the Minch, towards the Isle of Harris""
Marion took part in the "If you go down to the woods today" exhibition which opened on Saturday 22nd September 2012.
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Greeting cards also available.
For more information please see the artists own website www.madcatartstudio.co.uk
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