Arabella - - ANYA MARNET - www.anya­mar­ www.nor­man­fe­

As far back as I can re­mem­ber, creat­ing art was just what I did. I grew up in an artis­tic and en­trepreneurial fam­ily; one grand­mother was a painter, an­other grand­mother was a dancer and my grand­fa­ther was a wood sculp­tor. My mother stud­ied set paint­ing at one point in her life and is now the owner of a na­tive art gallery. My ear­li­est mem­o­ries in­clude spend­ing hours draw­ing while ly­ing on my stom­ach on let me use her big mark­ers and scrap poster paper. I loved it. Ev­ery­where I went as a child I car­ried my bag with mark­ers, colour pen­cils and colour­ing books. When asked what I would be when I grew up, I al­ways said “I will be an artist”. A few years ago I kept my daugh­ter com­pany at a paint­ing course. It was fun, but more im­por­tantly, it was a cat­a­lyst. I lit­er­ally woke one morn­ing with an epiphany. I re­al­ized that it would be pos­si­ble to paint just by chang­ing how I think about it. I could re-en­gage with the path I started on so many years ago, I could blend my life as en­tre­pre­neur with my pas­sion for paint­ing. My paint­ings blend my love of na­ture with my love of life. Through my life jour­ney I’ve learned that art is life and life is art and that art is ev­ery­where in life. I am amazed how art can bring joy to life and I hope that through my paint­ings I can bring joy to oth­ers lives.

top left, Sum­mer Aria, acrylic on can­vas, 36” x 36” right, Sym­phony of Life, acrylic on can­vas, 30” x 40” fol­low­ing pages, left, Bright An­gel Trail, acrylic on wood, 48” D top right, Hanes Val­ley, acrylic on wood, 36” D

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