Saturday, 26 October 2013

Turn a stone, nature leaves its imprint.

For me as an artist I am constantly inspired with what I see everyday in the natural world, whether this be flora and fauna, old discarded buildings, shadows or raindrops. 
It is these, delicate subtle marks that embody my work.

Artist Books have become an important part of my fine art language; they enable me to express my work as a metaphor for the written page.

Mine Sky

Towards Heaven

The old mine, I see echoed in the man made the other natural.


The Framed View

I see inspiration in the shadows, the old arches that frame a view.

The old arch window of the mine becomes the inspiration for mark making.

Lichen on rocks

Stones under the water

Beautiful marks and textures are abstracted.

Wax on tissue stitch

So dear friends what inspires you? I would love to hear from you.

Love Marilyn.  


  1. Much as for you, Marilyn, are my inspirations. The world around me, particularly in moments of silence. Shapes and colours, and words that flow from what I see. Old textiles, papers and old books, but I lack your fine-art approach to bind them all together. (I just love your latest post; inspirational, willing me to try new things.)

    1. Thanks Ann for all your support and inspiration. Xx

  2. I agree entirely Marilyn, nature provides all the inspiration we need. So lovely to see your response in mark making and stitch. I love the wax on tissue. Look forward to seeing more of your work. Your blog is so inspirational. Jaynex

    1. Thanks Jayne, I like to think we all inspire one another. Xx

    2. Yes Marilyn I am sure we do, especially to try something new.

  3. Textures. The environment. Sometimes, I wonder if it's just me seeing the small things that catch my eye. I am thankful to have the time to notice, and that I turn trains you to look for more. I love it all...there's so much to see outdoors, I don't want to miss a thing! Love your tutorials, Marilyn!