The Soul-stirring, Mesmerizing Art of Ann Marshall

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I attend many art shows, meet with a wonderful selection of talented artists, and have an inbox overflowing with requests by artists and artisans for review of their work. From all those exposures, some truly artistic gems surface that capture my heart, soul and imagination. Ann Marshall is one of those creative finds whose artwork holds a powerful grip on my creative spirit. I’m delighted to share a few of my favorite collages and paintings from Ann’s collection with you today.

In the artist’s own words, she describes the inspiration and creative drive behind her hauntingly beautiful art work.

Beige portrait with gold tones by British artist Ann Marshall | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Beige: This is actually a portrait of a math specialist who works at a private school in Manhattan. For this work I wanted to do something a little more dramatic composition wise (the subject was completely game) and was inspired by early Hollywood Glamour shots. At a certain point I became so frustrated with the work’s progress, I angrily turned it to the wall and went on to other projects. I finally came back to it a few weeks later and easily finished it in two days.

Sometimes you just have to be patient.

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