Artist member since 2018
How do we create our identity? It is this interest that keeps Marjolyn coming back to classic films, vintage advertising and old photos for inspiration. By looking at these images, she reinvents them into art that reminds you of another time but also tells a bit about our world today.
Marjolyn creates work by layering images over a collage of tissue papers and wallpapers. She digitally alters the images. This initial underpainting creates beautiful layers of paper and makes the images recede visually. The images are then introduced with acrylic paint and gel transfers.
Once completed, the pieces maybe transformed into digital prints on acrylic glass or kept on board. To see a full inventory of prints see her online store at www.memoryartgirl.com
What places do you hang out in Toronto?
I hang out on the lake when I'm not painting. I am a sailor, a racer and a lover of looking at the city from my Lake Ontario. Yep- I consider it to be my lake.
Favourite musical artist / band right now
Lately I have been watching classic films. The best, in my opinion, is Breakfast At Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn. An inspiration for my art and my life!
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
When I'm not making art I travel to sell my art. I have participated in over 400 art fairs throughout the United States. My art has taken me to California, New York, Texas and many other places where people buy and enjoy art.
Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?
For many of us, life can be demanding and a bit depressing. If you have empty walls in your home, then you are missing the opportunity to inspire and create an escape from the daily grind. Art in your home keeps you going and reminds you that life is bigger than the everyday demands.
How long have you been creating art?
I have been making, and selling my art for about two decades. I have been educated in NYC at Parson School of Art and in Florida at Ringling School of Art. Most importantly I was educated first at Carleton University in Canada where I learned how Art and media can effect us. It is this basis upon which all my work is created.
I have been a painter for most of my career. However, in the last few years, I started to use found materials such as wallpaper and other found nostalgic images to incorporate into my paintings. The reason? To create a sense of memory- to trigger your view of my work into another time and place. The depth of the stories are enhanced with these images and makes my work so much more relevant to todays ephemeral world of disposable images.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Art in the High Desert
Art in the Pearl
Select Past Exhibitions
Blue Crow Gallery
Wall Space Gallery
Blue Crow Gallery
Stories from my Backyard
Ontario Arts Council
La Quinte Arts Festival
Best in Show
Samantha Pynn Show
Ringling School of Art
Parson School of Art; NYC
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