October 7, 2013

Making Abstract Art = Your Story

"The Purple Hour", Oil Pastel, 10" x 10", Marianne Mitchell

Story telling is an art form.

Abstract paintings are visual stories, communicating personal expression while inviting 
imaginations viewing the work to have different perceptions.

Story telling weaves the personal with the universal, illuminating feelings, thoughts and life experiences that can resonate with many.  Yet each interpretation reflects your own story.

"Rushing By", Oil Pastel, 10" x 10", Marianne Mitchell

"Exciting, surprising details and color reminds me of clothesline in Italy; of course another time I may see something completely different. That's why abstract art is so terrific!" 
- Risa Benson, Renowned Fiber Artist

Knowing your own story.

When creating in abstraction, "your story" unveils through your marks, color choices, and shape making.  How you see, feel, think, and move builds form, revealing "you".  Grasping an understanding of your personal expression 
comes through investigation in the practice of making abstract art.

For me, the first step in helping people develop their personal expression is to learn "their story".  What floats their boat, what makes them run the other way, how do they navigate life, why do they want to make art, what are they compelled to express, and what are their obstacles and facilities technically, emotionally, and intellectually.  
I offer safe containment for showing vulnerability and strength - to feel total 
acceptance while being guided on their own creative path.  

"Storm Vista", Oil Pastel, 10" x 10", Marianne Mitchell

"I don't know why, there is something familiar about your work... it is transfixing" 
- Laura Cowperthwaite,  founder of the Thriving Artists Alliance in Denver

Announcing a "Whole New Way" for artists who want to...
Feel Safe ~ Be Heard ~ Tap Intuition ~ Acquire Skill ~ Gain Confidence ~ Own Mastery

  • One on One Mentoring especially designed for YOUR artistic journey
    • Your discovery and development of Whole Personal Artistic Expression
    • Your unique Skills and Techniques
    • Your benefit from small group Artist Summits
    • Your special Artwork Presentation to the world
    • Your need for a Quick Solution in process

" Marianne crosses over multiple boundaries in her art and in teaching.  As a serious art guide she takes her students on journeys they otherwise would never experience.  Working with Marianne transformed me into a more confident, observant artist."
- Nancy Halbert, Professional artist, Philadelphia

"Marianne is an enrichment to the humankind.  Words I use sparingly, and not many I know of.  I am sincere about this!"
- Connie Reschke, Private student, Germany

details for these offerings coming soon...

Purple Immersion - Whole Artist Mastery Program
the color purple unifies the physical and spiritual in ourselves

Yellow Concentration - Building Skills and Technique
the color yellow fosters our intellectual knowledge

Green Pick-Me-Up - Jump Start your Artist Energy
the color green restores energy and centers our being

for more information about "A Whole New Way" Artist Mentoring contact: