Marianne Barnard (M)

~ Artist ~

Marianne is an abstract expressionist artist creating in a broad spectrum of mediums. Her art comes from a deep place within her psyche, expressing both personal and social issues.

"Before I start creating, I ignite myself from within and gather energy to reach a level of intensity from which the shapes and colors will be born. I find a piece of music, which moves me and expresses some of the thoughts and feeling I'm wrestling with, which I use as a mantra. I'll listen to a song on repeat throughout the birthing process, letting the energies of the music flow through me so that I become a conduit.
My art is a dance of creation." - (M)

Marianne grew up in Malibu, riding the waves and horseback riding which nurtured her close connection to and love of the ocean and nature. She attended Idyllwild Arts Academy where she was taught by artist Françoise Gilot, the muse and mistress of Picasso. Marianne Barnard (M) received her Bachelor of Arts, Fine and Studio Arts, from Pepperdine University.

"Straight To My Heart" by Marianne Barnard (M) 

Up on the billboard at Broadway and 46th St. in Times Square

"One More Time" by (M) 

Up on Broadway & 46th St, NY, NY,

Times Square July, 26th, 2014

"Happiness Is…" by (M) 

Broadway & 46th St, NY, NY,

Times Square July, 26th, 2014

Photographic piece of Malibu, CA by Marianne Barnard (M)

#seemetakeover art exhibit

"Love Moves The Ocean Waves" by (M) 

Up on Broadway & 46th St, NY, NY

Times Square July, 24th, 2014

in honor of my brother Chuck Hiatt

I’m everything I am because he loved me.

My hands will be all over tonight!

Broadway & 46th St.  8-9pm

 art exhibit and viewing party.

#FlowersForFreedom for Ai Weiwei 

I paint because my soul has no words to communicate the emotions rising up and reaching across time and space to that which is eternal.

"Between Us" by (M) on Flickr.

Diptych, 48” x 75” hung,
mixed media: acrylic paint and Montana markers.
Mantra for this piece,
‘Because You Loved Me’ by Celine Dion
In honor of my brother, Chuck

"You have to put the energy of your being into the painting." - F. Gilot

'Edible Present' For my teacher James Franco on Flickr.

incase you are wondering about “collagephoneography”; it’s a term I coined to describe my latest creative idea of combining collage and iphoneography, it’s collage sans Modge Podge. The only image that exists is the photograph. I ate the apple.