Depth of Contentment - Michael MarrinanJTG #:
Oil on Linen
By Michael Marrinan
Born in London in 1966, Marrinan is an established artist working in oils both on linen and copper.. Marrinan studied in London in the 1980s and has lived and painted in many places since then including Thailand, Spain, The Caribbean and his native England.
Marrinan has an extensive client list both nationally and internationally.. His works have hung in The Sarasota Museum of Art, The Fine Arts Works Centre in Provincetown and The Castle Hill School of Art in Truro. His work has been featured in several magazines including Costal Living, Chatham Art Magazine, The Provincetown Banner and Boston Magazine..
“ One is entranced by the subtle dawn light, the bright enveloping morning sky, the warm intoxicating smell of nature in the early summer months. How could one not paint that!”
“ My paintings are a collaboration of the elements that I witness each day.... The light, the solitude, the peace and harmony that dance and meander in each other’s space. I try to bring this dance to each painting, It is what I believe draws people in that matters to me, the familiarity of colour and the awakening of the senses. If this is achieved then as the artist I am content”
Marrinan is surrounded by the same landscapes that has inspired painters such as Henry Henche and Robert Motherwell.
Working in oil with a delicate palette and subtle tonality, Marrinan succeeds in capturing the gentle lights and colours on the Other Cape His landscapes feel alive and naturalistic, his colours true. Where other large-scale landscapes can feel overwrought, Marrinan works has a calm openness, yet no part of the canvas has been left unattended, indeed these scapes seem developed with a unified dignity.