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While mainly conceptual in nature, the inspiration behind Marilyn Green's work originates, and is abstracted from, the many dimensions of life. She works mostly in watercolor on handmade paper, having evolved to this medium, but pursues various media including acrylic, collage, and mono printing.
As an abstract painter, watercolor, water and handmade paper are the perfect medium to express her passion for color in its purest form as well as luminosity. An intriguing element of nature is almost always explored and becomes a point of departure for her work.
The thick, flax-like quality of the paper utilized in the watercolors allows for the dynamic interplay between paint and paper and is crucial to the outcome of the work. Once the paint is applied to the wet, textured paper, the colors begin to take on a form of their own. She works directly on the paper without sketching and maintains control over the flow of water and pigment, relishing the darker edged watermarks that develop as textural counterpoints. It is the Zen of watercolor that enlightens and inspires her.
Marilyn Green has been painting for many years and returned to University as a mature student having completed a BFA at Concordia University (1988). She has since participated in many group and solo exhibitions including Galerie Schorer, Montreal and John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.