Barrington Cultural Arts Center October Artist of the Month

Barrington Cultural Arts Center
Updated 10/6/2017 7:16 AM
  • Bull Valley BarnMarian Stamos

    Bull Valley BarnMarian Stamos

Marian opts to paint quiet, peace and beauty in praise of an awesome God. Her painting subjects are widely varied. She sees beauty everywhere -- in flowers, calm country settings, treasured old buildings, the simple abundance of vegetables and fruits, the pure fun and pleasure of life's daily moments, the beauty of human relationships. These all are surely our Creator's gifts to us … often presented as fleeting moments to be cherished and remembered. Her joy is to capture and record these gifts as best she can to preserve them for our continual pleasure.

She is often drawn to the quiet and simple life themes of her youth growing up in rural West Central Illinois … and yet equally energized by the colorful excitement of the city.

Her painting style can best be described as painterly realism. Oils are her chosen medium because of their flexibility, rich color, buttery texture and ability to magically convey depth and distance on the flat canvas surface. View more of Marian's work at:

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