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About the Art

from the artist . . .

 

Thank you for taking the time to come to my website. I hope you will enjoy the art I have created for you!

 

For my canvas I use vintage and antique windows that are bound for landfills.  I have pulled windows out of dumpsters, junk shops, and alleyways to give them a second chance, a second life.  I paint on the back of the windows, in reverse, so that the image shows through the glass.  I draw the foreground first, then add layers of paint until the final background layer is added.  It's a time consuming process, but the end result is a bright, animated image that juxtaposes the weathered windows.

 

My paintings are simple, even primitive.  They are happy, but wishful.  The simplicity goes deep, but at the same time remains whimsical.  I paint what I would like to see while looking out a window, in what can be a very confusing and overwhelming world. I have been told that my art is appealing because you don’t have to think about it.  But if you do, you might catch a glimpse of what I hope to see.  And what you wish you could see, too.


- Marla Fry