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After 25 years of painting I have returned to the surrounds of my childhood. From the narrow city streets and vibrant colours of urban living to the open countryside and it’s richly muted shades shades of the earth and skies.
I have always expressed my life — events, stories, relationships, people — on canvas. Each empty canvas is the beginning of a new journey without full realisation of where will it take me. Even though I begin with an idea the exciting part is that I never know where it will lead and what the final outcome will look like.
The joy of completing the voyage from inanimate state of ‘empty canvas and an array of paint and brushes’ to a work that can breathe life never fails to satisfy an inexplicable need deep within my being.
I cannot resist the beauty of our world, be it our physical surrounds or the complexity and character of the human form. What is more exciting than colour and its infinite interplay of hue and tone, or form with its innate strengths and frailties, and the weaving of these into visual stories of our lives?
Now, in the home of my youth I like to look back over the years. At the paintings that form the diary of my life. To me my paintings are a window in time. They vividly bring to life past moments, the look, smell, feel and taste. The emotion of it all.

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MARIAN RENNIE B 1954

Biographical Notes
Exhibition History

2004 –2008 Marian Rennie Studio Gallery, Acheron, Victoria
2005 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Australian Embassy, U.A.E.; Qatar
2004 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2000 ASN Gallery, Sydney
1999 Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin New Zealand
1998 Solo exhibition Japan
1991 Capricorn Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Owen Dixon Chambers - Guest Artist
1988 - 2004 Marian Rennie Studio Gallery, Williamstown, Melbourne
2004 – 2009 Marian Rennie Studio Gallery, Acheron, Victoria
2016 Recollections - Victorian Artists Society East Melbourne
Collections

* Smorgon Family
* Nexia Alexander & Spencer Accountant
* Shire of Murrindindi Library
* Interpacific Insurance Brokers P/L
* Donation to Opera Victoria
*1300 square meter mural for the Children's Environment of the Goulburn
*Valley Base Hospital
* Private Australian collections in the Middle East resultant from 2004 exhibitions
* Private collections in Australia, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York, New Zealand, Germany, Dubai, London.
* Michael Reed Collection
* Allan and Maria Myers Collection

Art and Design commissions
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* Interior design and theme created for Pacific Dunlop 100 Year Celebration, held at the National Gallery of Victoria
* Interior design and theme created for Pratt Wedding at the National Gallery of Victoria
* Costume Production, Circus Oz
* Fabric Design for Linen House
* Art Direction for Peter Nicholson Rubbery Figures
* Costume and set production for Handspan Theatre, Mother’s Art

Influences

... major early influence were Picasso and Charles Blackman

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