Marian creates portraits of individual dwellings and fascinating street and wider views. She has also recently been exploring beetles. All are meticulously constructed from paper.
Each building speaks of its environment; reflecting the land and the material it gives up for its construction, its purpose and the activity surrounding it. Each beetle is studied and accurately depicted. In her intricate paper collages she skilfully manipulates fragments of printed paper selected for colour, gradient and texture, to build images which render light and shade through the sourced material alone. She laser cuts the birch ply base and floats her collage to accentuate this process.
Marian studied illustration at Kingston University, as an illustrator she has seen her work published on book covers and on a series of postage stamps. She grew up in Somerset near the Mendip Hills and in pursuing her personal artistic practice in recent years it is the colours and textures of this landscape which have inspired her along with the rivers, weirs and seasides she gravitates to.