This piece is from my series Location, Location! in which I explore physical locations in an abstract form. I apply the paint in layers leaving no brushstrokes, giving the appearance that the paint has appeared or grown where it lies. The city in my thoughts was my hometown of London at night, and I wanted to create contrast with black and white and a little gray in the mix. There are a few paragraphs of text which are vague and unreadable, a little sheet music shows through in a couple of areas and one black star refers to my childhood idol, David Bowie.

The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

- Marion Wood

City Noir

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 8 oz.



Marion Wood
Newbury Park, California

Getting to Know Marion

Because Marion Wood does not paint in a literal form, she refers to memory, feelings, and personal experience for inspiration. She is inspired by the stillness and silence of winter, the excitement of a city, and the flowing of a river. The feelings associated with these locations are captured through abstraction, movement, and color. In her current paintings, she does not use paintbrushes; instead, she spreads, scrapes, transfers or throws paint on to the canvas. There is a dynamic energy in the way that the shapes intersect and collide; you can imagine the physicality that it requires to create each piece. Although Marion does not plan her pieces before she begins, the final result feels balanced and deliberate. Marion’s contemporary expression conveys the rich and stimulating world around her through a mix of geometric and organic forms.