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Agnes Water, Qu - August 21st, 2012
Published on 15 August, 2012 Central Queensland University Australia News Agnes Water artist Marie Green has had great feedback since she's turned her passion for telescopic views of 'deep sky objects' into brush strokes on her canvas. "The reason my 'Tarantula' artwork came into being is that I am an amateur astronomer with my own observatory and 8-inch Celestron scope. There are glorious dark skies on our rural hill here, so different to Sydney," Marie says. "I actually started painting deep sky objects in 2011 for an exhibition I had been invited to have in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska. Oddly enough quite a few of my original landscapes, flowers and animals had been sold to collectors there from my website. Anyway, since I had finally worked out a technique for painting deep sky objects, I did three and they were included in my Alaskan exhibition even though I honestly th...
Agnes Water, Qu - June 21st, 2012
Friday 25th May 2012 Rob Black INTERNATIONAL artist Marie Green made it to two from three by taking out Best in Show at the Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art Show opening on Wednesday night. Marie won the prestigious art show’s major prize in 2010 and again gained top honours with her Grey Clouds Gather painting in the best in show any subject any medium category. As well as the prestige, Marie picked up the winner’s cheque of $2000 donated by major sponsor Queensland Alumina Ltd from QAL’s Bob Maher. “It was wonderful to win it the first time – but to win it twice I’m so happy,” she said. “There are some wonderful artists who enter this competition and I’m just pleased to be part of it. “I will be working with the committee next year in some capacity and so won’t be entering. But I’ve plenty to keep me busy with an exhibition coming up in Brisbane later in the year.” The 17...
Agnes Water, Qu - April 12th, 2012
'Heaven & Earth II' First solo exhibition by Marie Green Following the highly successful two woman 'Heaven & Earth' exhibition in Anchorage, Alaska USA late last year with Talya Johnson, Ms Green has been working to complete 17 new paintings for her first solo Australian exhibition. The exhibition will present the highly acclaimed deep sky paintings which are the artist's interpretation of Hubble photographs of nebula. They throb with light and colour and have the three dimensional transparency that photographs cannot capture. One collector, who has two of her deep sky works in his corporate collection, says 'They draw me in and take me away.' The Earth element will be water. In a series of paintings she depicts the beauty that also came with the devastating floods throughout Queensland when the ten year drought was broken in 2011. The exhibition will be held 6th to 12th November, 2012 at the Percolator Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane, Q. Australia.
Agnes Water, Qu - March 29th, 2012
29th March 2012 Anchorage, Alaska USA Australian artist, Marie Green, has agreed to leave her exhibition works in the USA for a further month. These works were exhibited in a highly successful two woman show in Anchorage, Alaska. The popularity of Marie's beautiful and rich original oil paintings demands a return show in 2013 which she is already preparing for. NEWS FLASH on that later in the year. 'Harmony' 18 x 24ins is one of the works in this show and can be scene at http://marie-green.artistwebsites.com/featured/harmony-marie-green.html