Colour in Your Life featured artist Marnie McKnight appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twenty One (21).
Read a little bit about the artist here, and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Marnie McKnight is a Sydney based artist creating works of true elegance. Marnie’s abstract art is reminiscent of cloud formations and the often dramatic collision between sky, sea and land. Simple palettes juxtapositioned with dynamic flashes of colour aim to capture emotions rather than images.
Originally from Ireland, Marnie moved to Australia twenty years ago. She received my first art competition win aged 11, gracing the front page of the Christmas edition of the local magazine and sold her first sketches when she was in high school. Her friends had commissioned her to draw their pets.
When she left Ireland, she travelled extensively and ended up in Australia with a corporate job. When she had her first child, she began to upcycle furniture, which quickly became a furniture design business with her husband. On lunch breaks at our workshop, Marnie would paint the timber offcuts, and one day her husband showed one of their stockists Marnie’s work, which led to selling some pieces in their store. It was immediately well received and within six months they had closed our furniture business to focus exclusively on Marnie’s art. That was about four years ago, and she have been painting ever since, with her husband also working in the business.
This year Marnie started to exhibit regularly in joint shows, exhibitions and events around the country, including recently selling out at the affordable Art Fair in Melbourne.
You can contact Marnie about her art tips or art techniques directly via her website at marniemcknight.com
For more info and to watch Marnie’s episode, click here.