MARIAN BLANK

Artist Statement

 I have always loved pictures and have been making them for as long as I can remember.

 Still life interests me a great deal. I love the sense of order and intimacy that can be felt in a still life picture. We are surrounded by still life in our domestic lives and it is often the simplest combinations of colours, textures and patterns that I find the most beautiful.

 Colour provides my greatest inspiration and joy when I paint and most of my paintings start with a sense for the colours I feel like working with.

 Over the last year or two I’ve been really excited by the idea of looking through a still life to a landscape beyond. This was triggered by seeing the wonderful skies across the valley from my own home. I’m still aiming for a sense of the interior with these works, but with the added feeling of air and space beyond.