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Artists of the Outback Creative] Marlene Millard

Artists of the Outback Creative] Marlene Millard

Marlene Millard - Artists of the Outback Creative

Why do you make your art?

Making art is my passion! From a small child I have always felt the need to represent 3-dimensional as 2-dimensional. It comes from within and it is always there! It is my personal escape and it keeps me sane!

How do you make your art?

Drawing is my strongest form; for this I use pastel, charcoal and graphite. I also paint using oil, acrylic and mixed media.

What inspires you?

The Australian landscape, rural aspects, outback and native fauna & flora are etched into my being, as I am a farmer's daughter. Of course I do find inspiration elsewhere as well, sometimes I can see beauty in the most ordinary of things.

Who inspires you?

Artists who I have most admired are the artists of the Heidelberg School, Degas, Rembrandt and Australian (& international) contemporary artist Lyn Diefenbach. I have attended some of Lyns' workshops and I regularly see Lyns' artwork at my picture framers. I am always in awe! On a more personal level I am inspired by different people for different artwork at different times. For example I am currently working towards an exhibition opening this November which was initially inspired by my dying Father.

Where inspires you?

Everywhere! I am always seeing potential paintings and always thinking "how would I draw that?", "what colours would I use?" etc.

Thank you reading 'Our Meet The Artist' this week with Marlene Millard.