“For the love of Italy” Exhibition, Yuga Café & Gallery, 172 St Johns Road, Glebe, 25 April – 18 May, 2013
Marion Langford is a Sydney based artist who specialises in fine art oil paintings in particular of portraits and figurative works, however she also paints Australian landscapes, in both traditional and contemporary styles, flowers and abstracts.
Living on Sydney’s northern beaches, as a portrait artist she continues to challenge herself and keeps her work rich and diverse by painting a variety of subjects. Her latest works were inspired by a visit to Italy in October 2012.
You’re invited…following on from my recent solo exhibition, from 25 April – 18 May, along with fellow artist and friend Masako Gordon, we will be holding ”For the love of Italy” Exhibition at Yuga Café & Gallery, Glebe. Opening drinks on Wednesday, 1 May. See Exhibitions for full details.
Also for those on Facebook, I hope you will ”Like” my new art page at Artist Marion Langford!
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher
“Not only is my soul painted into my paintings but each painting tells a story. It may be a story of where I have been, where I long to go or a story of my journey along the way. Captured in each canvas is my story as an artist, as I grow and develop, in my choice of subject, my style, my approach and my feelings as each painting emerges.
As an artist, not only am I seeking to share my paintings with others but also the story behind them. It is in the sharing that universal themes are touched on and provide even greater connection.
While I began as a landscape artist, over the years my work has developed and evolved as I have developed and evolved as an artist. In that time I have been drawn to portraiture and this is my absolute love. I enjoy the challenge in seeking to capture a likeness of the people I paint and at the same time I want to create more than that, hopefully an experience of joy.
Painting portraits, I realise how important painting with love is and seeing the essential beauty of each unique individual. My portraits are not just about a face rather I hope to capture an insight into the person: who and how they are in the world, placing them in context. And beyond that, my work is about creating artworks, portraits that will be treasured in families, to be passed on through time as a special legacy.
I paint from a space of joy and hope to create artworks of joy for those who give and those who receive.”
Marion Joy Langford