Recent Work 2017

This new work is about enjoying the experience of painting. It is revisiting ideas that were explored by the Modernist painters such as Willem de Kooning, Larry Poons and Joan Mitchell. These are painters whose work clearly expressed the joy of putting brush to canvas and becoming”…entranced and quick with awareness, alive to the faintest nuance, the subtlest play of pigment, line and form”.

Square Dance, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 60" h x 72" w.
Square Dance, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 60″ h x 72″ w.

 

Becoming Unbecoming, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
Becoming Unbecoming, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

By & By, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48" x 36"
By & By, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″

 

Quadrille, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
Quadrille, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

Coming to Pass, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 30″ h x 40″ w

 

Beginning Again, May 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48" h x 60" w
Beginning Again, May 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48″ h x 60″ w

This series continued the ongoing challenge of depicting the ephemeral quality of life in which forms are in constant flux. These paintings are a departure from previous work on this theme as they abandon clearly recognizable forms yet hint at figures and interactions that might be human/animal mythical creatures that  are archetypal images of/from the human mind.

The Thing Is, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 40" h x 30" w
The Thing Is, 2018, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 40″ h x 30″ w

 

The MIddle Ground, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36" h x 48" w.
The Middle Ground, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ h x 48″ w.

These works are also about putting paint on canvas in an improvisational, spontaneous, yet controlled process.

To & Fro, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
To & Fro, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″

 

 

Marion-Lea Jamieson is an artist and sculptor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada