Artist Bio - Marina Chamberlain
Based in Melbourne, Marina draws inspiration from her surroundings during walks and drives in the countryside, from her garden, and from her background in horticulture.
She works intuitively and often her work has been grounded in a particular scene or still life set up, but more recently she has has been drawn to greater abstraction and a bolder use of colour.
Her technique involves layering acrylic paint with a variety of other media including hand painted papers and fabric, leather and thread. This method creates a rich tapestry of pattern, colour and texture which imbues her work with a greater emotional depth.
In New Zealand Marina was for some years a specialist art teacher for school children, and was a member of the Howick Art Society in Auckland. She has exhibited at art shows throughout New Zealand, including Artworks Auckland, and was selected for the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in New Zealand.
Currently Marina is a member of the Creativity Cluster group of artists exhibiting in and around Melbourne.
February-March: Exhibition at the Renew Geelong Concept Space
October 2nd-30th: 'On the Edge', Library at the Dock, Melbourne
November 29-December 14: Fortyfive Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne
Forthcoming exhibitions 2020:
Feb 28th - March 12th: 'Landscapes Real and Imagined', Louis Joel Gallery, Altona
2015 Camberwell Art Show
2019 Bayside Art Show, Warranwood Art Show, Flemington Art Show,
Albert Park College Art Show, Portland Art Show, Linden Postcard Show
2019 Best Still Life, Warranwood Art Show
My Artshow Awards