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Marion Derrett

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2016

Artworks for sale: 102

(2)

United Kingdom

About Marion Derrett

 
 
  • Biography

    I am inspired to paint because I see so much beauty and wonder in the world, even in everyday objects, people and animals. I love colour and, when I am painting regularly, I see many more colours around me, as well as small details that are often missed. I create my paintings because I wish others to see the world through my "artist" eyes. I love to paint people and animals, as it’s such fun to try to capture personalities. I feel the same way about flowers – some are upright and self-assured in their beauty, whereas others may be rather old and droopy, but each has its own character. Even a little cottage or a lone tree in a landscape can be given a personality, and through this the painting tells a story.

    I like paint in layers, employing underpainting techniques, and owe much to Julie Friedman and Jeanne Smith, who are both amazing pastel artists and teachers. I also much admire Nancy Medina’s flower paintings; she has taught me how to paint brilliant coloured florals in oil, using an underpainting of transparents, with opaques added later applying a wet-in-wet technique.

  • Links
  • Education

    2016 - 2016

    Online Course "Brilliant Color Bootcamp"

    2016 - 2016

    Online Course "Painting Brilliant Colors"

    2011 - 2012

    The Art Students League, New York City

    2007 - 2013

    Artspace, Morristown, NJ, USA

    2007 - 2009

    The Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey, USA

    2006 - 2006

    duCret School of Art, NJ, USA

  • Awards

    2011

    Honourable Mention

    Millburn-Short Hills Art Center, NJ, USA

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    2011

    Third Place Award

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

    2011

    Best in Show

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

    2010

    First Place Award

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ
, USA

    2009

    Award of Merit

    Pastel Society of New Jersey 4th Annual Members’ Exhibition, Clifton, NJ, USA

    2009

    Best of Show

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

    2008

    Honourable Mention

    Millburn-Short Hills Art Center Exhibition, Livingston, NJ, USA

    2008

    First Place Award

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ

    2008

    Honourable Mention

    Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

    2006

    Award of Excellence

    27th Annual Mountain Arts Show, Bernardsville, NJ, USA
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

Links


Education

2016 - 2016

Online Course "Brilliant Color Bootcamp"

2016 - 2016

Online Course "Painting Brilliant Colors"

2011 - 2012

The Art Students League, New York City

2007 - 2013

Artspace, Morristown, NJ, USA

2007 - 2009

The Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey, USA

2006 - 2006

duCret School of Art, NJ, USA


Awards

2011

Honourable Mention

Millburn-Short Hills Art Center, NJ, USA

Show more awardsHide

2011

Third Place Award

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

2011

Best in Show

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

2010

First Place Award

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ
, USA

2009

Award of Merit

Pastel Society of New Jersey 4th Annual Members’ Exhibition, Clifton, NJ, USA

2009

Best of Show

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

2008

Honourable Mention

Millburn-Short Hills Art Center Exhibition, Livingston, NJ, USA

2008

First Place Award

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ

2008

Honourable Mention

Scotch Plains & Fanwood Art Association, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

2006

Award of Excellence

27th Annual Mountain Arts Show, Bernardsville, NJ, USA

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

I am inspired to paint because I see so much beauty and wonder in the world, even in everyday objects, people and animals. I love colour and, when I am painting regularly, I see many more colours around me, as well as small details that are often missed. I create my paintings because I wish others to see the world through my "artist" eyes. I love to paint people and animals, as it’s such fun to try to capture personalities. I feel the same way about flowers – some are upright and self-assured in their beauty, whereas others may be rather old and droopy, but each has its own character. Even a little cottage or a lone tree in a landscape can be given a personality, and through this the painting tells a story.

I like paint in layers, employing underpainting techniques, and owe much to Julie Friedman and Jeanne Smith, who are both amazing pastel artists and teachers. I also much admire Nancy Medina’s flower paintings; she has taught me how to paint brilliant coloured florals in oil, using an underpainting of transparents, with opaques added later applying a wet-in-wet technique.

 
 
 
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