“THE MOIRAI CLOTHO”
Oil and gold leaf on canvas
72 x 48 in.
About the Artist:
Beauty in art is what attracts us. Tension is what hooks and holds us. I find tension when I juxtapose smooth, polished elements with corroded, distressed ones, the rusting iron beside the gleaming silver leaf.
I often create my work in series. Taking a theme or an experience, I explore its unfolding on canvas. I follow the patterns, color, and texture that beckon to me, obeying and sharing their call for an emotional response.
The technical aspects of different art media have always fascinated me. Each of my exhibitions probes work methods and materials, combining them on board and on canvas. Often, this process takes me places I could never have planned. An uncharted journey of technique lies behind the creation of each of my paintings.
For over 20 years I have been a contemporary artist painting and exhibiting her work. After graduating from Holland Hall high school in Tulsa, I moved to New York where I earned a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College while also studying at Parson’s School of Design. I have had solo shows at the Holliman Gallery and MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa. Other exhibition venues include Gallery North in Stony Brook, NY; Open Space Gallery in Allentown, PA; DeVorzon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and galleries in Dallas and Santa Fe.
My work was recently featured in Fine Art Connoisseur “Human Figures.” I am a member of Oil Painters of America and part-time instructor at Tulsa Girls Art School.
View more of Marjorie’s work at www.marjorieatwood.com/figurative.html