Marianne at her Show at Art Square Galllery
Marianne's show at The Gibson Centre
BEST IN SHOW for INNER BEAUTY ,
Artcures Juried Exhibition, Aurora Cultural Centre
Marianne was born in England but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. Her artwork was selling in local galleries and department stores while she was still a teenager. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in the beautiful countryside near Toronto, Ontario.
As a full time artist and a sought after art instructor Marianne travels extensively. She is never without her sketchbook and camera, always looking for new subject matter for her stunning paintings of flowers, landscapes and wildlife. Marianne also enjoys taking on commissions of subject matter that she may not otherwise paint. Some of these have been for publishing purposes.
Marianne’s art education in England has been furthered by studies at The Haliburton School of the Arts and she has taken courses and workshops with many respected artists.
Marianne’s work has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards. The most recent are two Best in Show awards, Best Watercolour in Show, The Franklin Carmichael Award, The Marianne Crone Award, 2nd prize in the COAA Virtual Juried Show, Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice awards.Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S., England, Australia, South Africa and Malaysia.
For me painting is a celebration of the endless beauty to be found in the natural world and an expression of my concern for its preservation. My hope is that my work will inspire in the viewer an appreciation of nature’s gifts and contribute to a greater collective environmental consciousness so that we may tread lightly on this earth of ours.
The translucency and unpredictability of watercolours and the rich colours of acrylics both afford exciting ways to express the fragility of a flower, the ethereal nature of a landscape or the drama of a stormy sky. With delicate washes or deep, rich colour they lend themselves to the portrayal of the diverse moods of nature and my emotional response to the wonders around us.
|Artcures Juried Exhibition, Aurora Cultural Centre
Five artist exhibition art Square Gallery, Toronto
McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg. Annual Art Sale, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Arta Gallery, Toronto
Praxis Gallery, Toronto
Skylark Gallery, Bolton
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
Summer Heat, Praxis Gallery 2007
Expressions, Praxis Gallery 2007
The Rose Gallery 2007
The Club at Bond Head Invitational Show 2007
Art Affordable, Praxis Gallery 2006
Richmond Hill Studio Tour 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Oak Ridges Moraine Show, 2006
Studio Tour King, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Franklin Carmichael Art Group Juried Shows 2004, 2005, 2006
Solo Show, Daniel’s Restaurant, Nobleton, 2004 through 2010
Art Aurora 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
Art in the park, Vaughn 2005
Latcham Gallery Annual Juried Show
COAA Virtual Juried Show
RHGA Juried Shows, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Headwaters Arts Festival
Canada Blooms, Toronto
SOYRA Juried Shows , 2004, 2005, 2008
Mysteries of Nature Duo Show
Crossection 2004 (COAA Juried Show)
Images of Nature Solo Show
The Oak Ridges Moraine Fundraiser
Baskets in Bloom
The Heschel Arts festival
Marianne accepting award for "Garden Party"
Private and corporate collections in Canada, and private collections in the U.S.A., England, Australia and Malaysia.
The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton,
Best in Show for "White Iris"
Toronto Watercolour Society
Marianne at The McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg
Marianne at her Birchgroves and Bloosoms show, Millpond Gallery, Richmond Hill
|19892000||Art teacher, The Montessori Country School, Nobleton|
|2003 to 2010||Acrylic and watercolour instructor at Studio Six
Acrylic and watercolour instructor at Toronto Botanical Gardens
Acrylic Instructor for Southampton School of Art
Watercolour instructor for Visual Arts Mississauga
Adult and children's watercolour classes and workshops, Nature’s Edge Studio
Private classes in acrylics and watercolours
Watercolour instructor for Haliburton School of the Arts
Watercolour Instructor for Loyalist College
Acrylic and Watercolour workshops for Curry's School of Art
Watercolour Instructor Bridgewater Retreat and Art School
Acrylic and waterclour instructor for Curry's Art Store, Markham
Watercolour Instructor, The Richmond Hill Group of Artists
Watercolour Instructor, The Schomberg School of Art, classes for children and adults
Acrylic and watercolour workshops for numerous art groups and organizations including SOYRA, Humber Valley Art Group, Toronto Watercolour Society, Bayview Watercolour Society, East Gwillimbury Artisans Guild, Markham Group of Artists, Franklin Carmichael Art Group, Willowdale Group of Artists, West Hills Art Group and Port Perry Artists Association, Elora Centre For the Arts, Artists at the Gibson, Ajax Creative Arts, Clarkson Society of Artists, Orangeville Art Group, East Gwillembury Artisans Guild, Beaux Arts Brampton
SPEAKING AND TELEVISION ENGAGEMENTS
- The Daytime Show, Rogers Television
Marianne is often approached to donate pieces of her artwork and to attend various fundraising events. Some recent donations include:
Schomberg Lions Club
Marianne's art education in England has been furthered by courses at the Haliburton School of the Arts. She believes that an artist can never stop learning and has attended numerous classes and workshops with artists such as Didi Gadjanski, Donnah Cameron, Margaret Roseman, Pauline Holancin, Kai Liis McInnes, Art Cunanan, Brian Atyeo, Mary Wood, Jake Mol, Ken McFarlane, Gordon MacKenzie, Gary Chapman, Jack Reid, David McEown, June Thomson, Linda Kemp, Stephen Yau, Don Cavin and Claudia Jean McCabe.
MARIANNE WORKING ON A COMMISSIONED PAINTING AT HER STUDIO:
MARIANNE'S LATEST AWARDS
BEST IN SHOW for IRIS OF GOLD III - The Franklin Carmichael Art Group Juried Show at the Etobicoke Civic Centre.
BEST IN SHOW for WHITE IRIS - The Richmond Hill Group of Artists Annual Juried Show