Coming APRIL 2017
Marni had the opportunity to visit France three times in the Fall of 2016. In September she taught a watercolor workshop in Laroque des Alberes. In October she toured with her husband and a group of friends from Nice to Paris and many places in between. And in November, Marni was the Artist in Residence at La Vignette in Dinan, the Brittany area of France where she spent the month focused on painting. In this exhibit you will see the watercolor paintings she created while in Dinan and after returning. The subjects of the paintings are all from her travels through France from the Chateaus to the half-timbered houses of Dinan.
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I drew on anything I was allowed to and sometimes on things I was not allowed to. My family always encouraged me, but I still had to wait until I was in the fifth grade to be admitted to a local art class. It was one of the longest waits of my life. Once there, I felt like I was in heaven. I have not stopped making art and knowing how blessed I am to have a gift like this.
My recent watercolors are of my favorite subjects, flowers, camels and the children of Haiti. I paint with vibrant colors using many transparent layers to show the mysterious depth of the center of a flower; my favorite part of the flower, and the twinkle in the eyes of a Haitian child who has seen so much suffering yet still has joy in his heart. These things inspire me and I need to paint them. Simply put; I paint beauty and joy.