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I am interested in making things that reflect our cultural, personal, and spiritual relationship to the natural world. I work with images captured in nature, building layers of paint and paper that become a record of individual experience. The collage elements also include drawings and other artifacts of daily life that create hidden stories within each piece. Working with a range of materials, including acrylic paints, pastels, pencils, and different types of paper and fabric, results in a complex, textured finish. 



Marlowe Emerson is an artist and educator who creates large scale abstract paintings using acrylic and collage techniques. She holds a degree in French and Art History from Georgetown University and spent a decade studying painting in the south of France. Her work centers around art as an intuitive practice that helps us learn from nature. Combining paint with everyday materials on the canvas, she creates layers of meaning and personal narrative that reflect different facets our relationship with the natural world. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally, including the Art in Embassies program. She currently works out of her home studio in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  


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