The Richeson75 International
Still Life and Floral, 2021
Thrilled that my painting Garden Gold will be featured in the Richeson 75 International Still Life and Floral book, 2021. I've been in this book every year since 2016, based on their annual competition, and it's really a lovely hard-cover book.
Splash 22, The Best of Watercolor, American art magazine, June 2021
Marney's painting Daisies III has been accepted for the special annual magazine feature "Splash 22, The Best of Watercolor." It features the winning paintings from the 2019 international Splash competition in a 116 page high-end feature magazine, which will hit the newstands in June 2021.
I have always felt a deep spiritual connection with flowers. In my work, I seek to reveal not only the essence of the flowers I paint, but also my own spiritual interconnectedness with the natural world. For me, watercolour is the perfect medium, with its spontaneous flowing qualities and its clear, transparent colour. With watercolour, the light comes from within the painting, transformed by layers of pigment the way a flower transforms the light of the sun with layers of petals. I strive to infuse every painting with the tangible presence of light.
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