UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020

Marilyn Conklin

Title Water II (2017)
Medium Watersoluble oil on canvas
Image Size 36 x 18 in.

Value: $550

Artist Bio:

Marilyn Conklin graduated from Western University with a fine arts degree in 2000, Honours Studio and Dean’s Honour List.

Artist Statement:

Inspired by ancient spiritual myths, Marilyn Conklin paints with acrylic, water mixable oil colour, and mixed media, typically larger scale and with intensity of colour. Her use of texture – pumice, crystals, and debris comingled with the paint – achieves complexity and ambiguity that defies easy interpretation.

“My work is influenced by life experiences, extensive travel, ancient archaeology, and an active imagination. Because I am a spiritual being, I am always searching for existential meaning in the unknown.”