I always enjoy it when artists drop by the gallery;
Marla Thirsk let me know she’d revamped her online presence recently.
An updated website and an ongoing blog showcase her most recent and very exciting series of ‘beauties’ styled after 1940s and ’50s era post cards and old photos.
There’s a lot of self exploration in these pieces and a fresh approach to portraiture for Marla. Her experiences with fabrics, sculpture and multimedia have directly impacted her painting. Each painting observes and details patterns and textures, the way memories are built with each detail recorded with individual importance.
I hope to show some of these new series pieces in the gallery, here’s a sneak peek;