Lorna Marsh’s art defies the conventional rule that an artist should be limited to repetitive, recognizable images. Instead Marsh is guided by the language demanded by each series and her choices of materials reflect that
language. Master of her materials and comfortable working in any scale, she approaches each individual artwork as a unique creation.
Marsh sets herself apart, by applying the paint directly to the surface with her hands, and eschewing the use of the brush or palette knife. This creates a unique surface in terms of flow and depth of medium, and is part of of the unique look of a Lorna Marsh painting.
Each of Marsh’s series examines a specific aspect of the human
condition, reminding the viewer of the pitfalls of an Orwellian group-think. Her work advocates strongly for the logic and necessity of courageous
individuality. Life’s very precariousness underscores her intense connection with the “Everyman” and with nature.
Her thought-provoking series of paintings, include: “Man is the Trap Against Nature”, “Tethered Flight”, “Cage”, “Shrouded Visions”, “Africa Within”, “Discarded Landscapes”, “I am the Choicemaker”, and “Firebirds”. Works which address our cultural history and impact on the world that surrounds us.
These stunning, epic paintings in the best tradition of German Expressionism, challenge the humanity of conventional wisdom and ask the viewer reach his own conclusions. But they are also visually arresting works and a source of constant pleasure to the viewer. The language does not fade.
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