Exhibit & Opening: Marilyn Cochrane-Nature's Jewels
Please join us Thursday, July 5, from 7-9 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of Nature's Jewels by Marilyn Cochrane. The exhibit will be on display from July 3-30, 2018. The inspiration for this show is the beautiful, bountiful landscape of Niagara-on-the-Lake centering around three themes - Grapes on the vine, glorious Peonies, and the Echoes series of landscapes framed along with crystal minerals.
At first glance Marilyn’s paintings are highly realistic, yet upon close examination they are built as abstract constructions. Her creative process begins with the camera, as she composes each subject to capture a sense of both balance and drama. These photos are used as her working models for the paintings that follow.
The artist fully uses the expressive nature of the pigments, encouraging combinations of granulation, flow and transparency to build images of gem-like layers of colour and richness. A celebration of these jewels of nature!