The Clearing is from my winter series where I explore the silence and stillness of winter in an abstract form. In this piece, the thaw is breaking and the warm sun breaks through. I created this painting using many layers of paint and leaving no brushstrokes. The paint lays or drips, leaving a very organic narrative with a lot of texture. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished grey edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Marion Wood

The Clearing

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 2" d
7 lbs. 0 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.