I create non-objective paintings with a focus on color, line, shape, and space. Working in encaustic, oil or acrylic, I explore how paint inhabits and defines a surface. The common thread throughout all of my work is my "unerring" sense of color.
My work is self-informing: I begin with a basic idea, a color and a brushstroke or two, and then each stroke leads to the next. The process is organic and evolutionary, allowing the work to take on a life of its own. I am as much watching it happen as I am making it happen.
Though non-objective, the work often includes references to things in the real world that interest me, from the micro to the macro, from DNA and cellular structure to nebulae and the universe, and the various populations therein.
I have exhibited my work in juried and invitational local and national exhibitions, and my work is collected in private collections across the country and abroad. I am a member of several art organizations, including Texas Wax, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin Museum of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association.
See more of my work at my website: http://marilynfenn.com