Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
The human figure has long been the object of my artistic passion but it’s only for the last 7 years that I’ve painted it. I acquired skills and insights before that as a student of art history, clothing designer and professional art conservator. What fascinates me about the human form is its architecture, the angular structure of bones beneath rounded shapes. I choose a pose if I’m excited by the angle of limbs and spaces between them, or by twists and counterbalance. The pose must suggest weight, balance, energy or relaxation but always a sense of structure. And it has to say something to me, suggest an emotional attitude or a story. I find that the body gives my woman existence and the face provides personality. That a viewer enters my imagined world is rewarding, but more important is my own response to the art. Does it feed me in some way? Am I exploring and pushing or staying safe? Have I surprised myself? Ultimately I want to discover something - about painting, life, myself.
Award-winning contemporary figurative artist Marie Fox creates oil and acrylic paintings of curvy women who are strong, unselfconscious and simply going about the business of being themselves. Marie has created two paintings for The White House and her art has been featured on television’s The Today Show and the covers of two national magazines. She has been represented by galleries in New York, Boston, Nantucket, Charleston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. International collectors and major corporations including Panasonic and Toyota have purchased her art. Marie has sold over 50,000 art prints internationally. Thank you for visiting my Vango portfolio.