Bringing my light to the world one painting at a time!!

My Story

"When I create art I am transported to the magnificent

creative energy I am."

 

Hi and thank you for visiting my site. I am honoured to have this opportunity to share my art with you.

A little about me and my creative process...

I am an intuitive abstract artist creating pure abstraction and abstract realism pieces.

As an intuitive artist I begin my pure abstractions from a place within. I have no plan other than the colour palette and even that changes part way through my process at times.

I am often inspired by a song and when I am my colour choices simply come to me as a thought. Other times I begin a painting with the colours I love and then I find myself humming a song and it's the feelings I experience that begin to come forth on the canvas or paper. 

My abstract realism is created with soft pastels and I love to paint horses, elephants and flowers. When I create animals a name often comes to me and the painting comes alive as though I am connected to the animal on the paper.

I love to create using acrylics and soft pastels both being professional quality products. The canvases I use are professionally quality, gallery wrapped and 1.5 inches deep so that framing is not necessary. The paper I use is either acrylic paper (246lbs) or watercolour paper (180 lbs). All of my soft pastel creations are on paper and require framing.

I have been mentored by Debora L Smith and learned a great deal from her regarding the use of pastels in abstract work. I have also participated in workshops by local abstract artists, and have taken many online courses affording me the opportunity to discover my style, learn about the elements of art, and techniques.

I currently have six of my art creations showcased in an art store in my local area.

Abstract creating is my passion and allows me to share a part of myself in every piece I create. Colour is the element in which I feel most expressive. I feel freedom when painting abstracts and although some pieces are planned most are not. As a result I find myself creating in the moment which is such an awesome place to be. I usually have no expectation of the final outcome so that when it is complete it's a special surprise for me.

Creating art is very meditative for me and I feel connected to the higher creative energies. There is peace when I create, even though I may be listening to classic rock or dancing music! There is a flow to creating art and when the inner critic attempts to interfere I gently send it on it's way.

I am a mom to two young adult men. I currently have the company of two cats, Wynston and Lucy, and a sweet 11 year old dog, Jewel, I recently adopted. I also own a magnificent off-the-track thoroughbred named Onyx with whom I spend a great deal of time both on the ground and riding.

For a number of years I wrote and published short stories and poetry for children. I have also written a few books none of which have been published. I have also designed and created jewellery which I find no longer fits into my schedule.

Again, welcome to my site and please feel free to email me with any questions regarding my art at mariannehnielsen@yahoo.com

 

Thank you for visiting,

Marianne