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. As a teenager, her artwork was selling in local galleries and department stores. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in Schomberg, Ontario.
As a full time artist and a sought after art instructor Marianne is never without her sketchbook or camera, always looking for new subject matter for her stunning closeup paintings of flowers, ethereal landscapes and abstract images. Marianne also enjoys taking on commissions of subject matter that she may not otherwise paint. Some of these have been commissioned for publishing purposes and her work has been licensed for Giclée reproductions, needlepoint designs, greeting cards and fine porcelain.
Marianne’s art education in England has been furthered by studies at The Haliburton School of the Arts and 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 three Best in Show awards, Best Watercolour in Show, The Franklin Carmichael Award, The Marianne Crone Award, 2nd prize in the COAA Juried Show, Juror’s Choice, Honourable Mentions and several People’s Choice awards.
Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S, and around the world.
For me painting is a celebration and emotional response to the endless beauty and diverse moods of the natural world. 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 texture and rich colours of acrylics, and the translucency of watercolours both afford exciting ways to express the fragility of a flower, the beauty of a landscape or strong statements in abstracted work. I am equally excited about painting for myself or mentoring others in their painting journey.
COLOURS OF FALL – Landscape in Acrylics with Marianne Broome
Marianne will demonstrate her loose representational method for Colours Of Fall in acrylics, giving a wealth of information throughout the day. She will cover planning the painting, colour selection, brushwork, blending, texture, hard and soft edges, painting reflections, overall harmony and more. Marianne provides wonderful reference photos and will give lots of individual assistance and encouragement as you work on your own painting. Suitable for all levels.
SUPPLY LIST for: COLOURS OF FALL – LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS
Marianne uses soft body paints (Liquitex) and some Golden or Winsor and Newton colours.
Unless stated the colours below are by Liquitex. If you already have regular or heavy body paints you can use them.
The following colours will be required:
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Cadmium Orange Hue
Payne’s Grey or Prussian Blue (Golden equivalent is Anthraquinone Blue)
Alizarin Crimson Titanium White
Primed stretched canvases or canvas board. 20×24 or 24×30
Synthetic acrylic brushes, not bristle oil painting brushes
1 1⁄2 and 2 inch flat or brights
1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat)
No 4 or 6 round
No 4 or 6 rigger
Large (12×16) acrylic stay wet palette with snap on lid e.g Masterson.
Paper/styrofoam plates or disposable paper palette.
Smock or apron and wear painting clothes!
Plastic containers for water
Pieces of old towel/rag or shop cloths and paper towel
Fine mist spray bottle
Small sketchbook or scrap paper, notebook, pen and pencils Water-soluble pencils or blackboard chalk
Table easel if you like to work upright
Reference photos will be supplied
Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table.