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.
Loosen Up Your Landscapes in Acrylics
This workshop is all about big brushes, broad strokes, exciting colors and loosening up. Marianne describes the process for interpreting the reference photo, creating a value sketch, simplifying the arrangement of objects and choosing an exciting colour palette. Through the demonstration she explains her techniques for a more impressionistic look. These include: loose brushwork, massing to eliminate detail, seeing shapes, working around the painting and overall harmony.. Marianne gives lots of individual attention and encouragement for personal creativity.
You may visit Marianne’s website at http://www.mariannebroome.com
SUPPLY LIST for Loosen Up Your Landscapes in Acrylics with MARIANNE BROOME
This workshop is appropriate for both acrylics and water colours although Marianne will be demonstrating using acrylic paints. Bring your usual materials for painting. Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table, and no oil paints please, due to allergies.
I use mostly fluids (Golden) and some soft body (Liquitex). If you have other paints bring them. Colour choices will be your own and can be as wild as you like so bring any favourite colours.
Suggested most important colours:
Primary Magenta or Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Medium Hue or Napthol Red Light
Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Primary Cyan or Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna or Quinacradone Burnt Orange
Titanium White – you will need lots of this
Suggested optional colours:
Cadmium Orange Hue
Quinacradone Nickel Azo Gold Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre Red Oxide
Permanent Violet Dark or Dioxazine Purple
Chromium Oxide Green or Sap Green
Any bright colours you like such as Teal, Green Gold, Brilliant Purple …..
MEDIUMS – Molding (modeling) paste
SUPPORT – Primed stretched canvases or canvas boards from 16×20 to 24×30 or larger. Bring at least 2 or 3 different sizes and shapes.
BRUSHES – Synthetic acrylic brushes 1 1⁄2 and 2 inch flat, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat) No. 4 or 6 round
PALETTE – Disposable paper palette or paper/foam plates
Cheap watercolour paper
Small sketchbook or scrap white paper, notebook, pen and pencil
Colour wheel (Quiller or CMY are the best)
Smock or apron and wear painting clothes!
Plastic container for water
Paper towel AND pieces of old rag or shop cloths (blue roll from Canadian Tire) Plastic sheet to protect table
Water-soluble pencils and blackboard chalk
Reference pictures will be provided
Easel if you like to work upright
Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table.