Tan and Turquoise
By Marian Alexopoulos
H: 23cm x W: 23cm
Free collection in Daylesford from 1-3pm on 7th November, 13th November and 4th December or by arrangement. Address details will be advised on purchase. If you are unable to collect your painting on these dates/times, please call Tim with Daylesford Rotary on 0412 446 437 to discuss alternative arrangements.
About the Artist
Originally from Suffolk, England, my early love of art led me to enter Art School in Cambridge and then on to obtain a Bachelor of Education from Leicester University. I taught in London before moving to Australia in the seventies, and was employed as an art teacher and Art Advisor with the Victorian Education Department.
During a period of Family Leave, I did some free-lance illustration work, pursued ceramics briefly, and published a book of poems with a Literature Grant.
Frequent travel opportunities in Australia and overseas kindled the artist within and inspired me to focus on a creative life for myself.
For fifteen years I have been working in my Macedon studio, exhibiting and selling my work locally. I am a founding member of the Macedon Ranges Arts Collective and have been a participant in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Open Studios program since its inception.
My main artistic interest lies in the field of mixed media, and I love to creat abstract works rich in colour and texture. I use acrylic and collage materials, inks and other drawing media. The road to abstraction is a natural progression for my expressionist leanings. I love the plunge into the unknown and the instinctive search for resolution that is inherent in abstract work.
I have also been exploring both hot and cold wax techniques: developing the exciting process of encaustic (applying and fusing layers of molton beeswax to a surface) and alternatively, combining delicious cold wax medium with oil paint, a layering process rich in texture.
Contact Details: Phone: 54 261449 Mobile: 0418 884 281