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Marion Drummond

Marion DrummondMARION  DRUMMOND

Born, Glasgow, 1958

I paint with passion in oils with fingers and rags (no brushes) and my subject matter is varied from figurative,  floral and still life to landscape.  I used to paint with a knife but found I was missing the curved line so I now tend to work quickly with my hands.  This method evolved really out of the necessity of finding a speedy way to work from life, as a model can only sit for a finite time and I don’t like revisiting a pose. I find the pose is never quite the same and I’d rather start afresh.   I make a start with rags, dipping into oil and marking out the light, mixing on the board as I go and dragging; working wet on wet. The paint is never diluted. I  love the feel of the paint and try to put energy and emotion into my paintings, making an abstract start and tightening as I go.  The danger is always to over tighten and overwork the piece but I do enjoy experimenting and taking a painting as far as it can go before losing it and starting again.  I can put a painting away for weeks or months (occasionally years) and revisit it with a fresh eye.  When I think  I’ve finished but am not quite sure I’ll put the painting at the end of my bed and wake up to see what’s lacking – a tip from the late Anne Gordon, a wonderful Scottish colourist. 

Largely self-taught, I have however benefited greatly from attending life classes under Christine Ironside, Drummond Mayo and Ann Johnston. 

I exhibit mainly throughout the UK though I have sold in Germany and the United States and I have worked to commission for companies and private collectors and I give painting demonstrations, largely for charity.

 




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