A former art teacher and Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Marian returned to painting following her retirement and began exhibiting her work in 2009. She has lived both on Phillip Island and San Remo since 1987.
Using acrylics on canvas and a hard edge technique, Marian employs abstraction, vibrant colour and flowing line in her interpretations of the rhythms inherent in nature, the human form and blues music. She adopts a minimalist approach in her representations of landscapes and seascapes which are often devoid of human figures and wildlife. In this way, she seeks to highlight the elemental and spiritual nature of her environment. Memory is also a theme in some of her most recent work – recalling her childhood migration across the sea and her Australian seaside homes.
A finalist in the 2016 NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition, St Patricks College, Ballarat and the 2015 Annual Maritime Award, Mission for Seafarers Victoria, she has held two solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions in Gippsland, Euroa and Melbourne.
Marian’s recent awards include Best Contemporary at both the Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Cup Weekend Exhibition, 2016 and at the Rotary Club of Leongatha Art and Photography Show, 2016.
Marian is represented by Mingara Gallery, Cowes and Town & Country Gallery, Yaarragon. She was previously represented by the former Muse Gallery in Beechworth/Milawa. She has exhibited at Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn and Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood.