From my latest series “Field Notes on Quiet Places,” this minimalist landscape represents nature stripped down and uncluttered. This painting has themes of contemplation and introspective.  The detailed silhouette of trees is juxtaposed against a simple color field of gray to create an air of mystery and strangeness.  A simple splash across the canvas evokes the feel of migrating birds.

- Marion Wood

Still Waters

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

36" h x 48" w x 2" d
7 lbs. 2 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.