Marlene Lowden grew up on the Sunshine Coast. After several years in television broadcasting, she resumed her lifelong interest in painting, drawing, and photography. She draws from her experience in television and video production, applying to canvas similar principles of composition and storytelling. While working and raising her two daughters, she studied with a range of instructors learning watercolour, acrylic, and oil painting techniques. She lives and works in her hometown of Gibsons, BC. and is honoured to have her work in private and public collections in Canada and internationally.
The mark-making in my work convey energy and emotion, linking to the beauty and chaos of my natural surroundings. I strive for hand made gestures and celebrate imperfection. Painting is an act of liberation and I allow the process to ultimately define the work. I am pleased to share my latest series of abstract paintings with during the Crawl. I work in a wide range of sizes and welcome commissions.
In 2021 sharing my studio with Neva Murtha of The Spiral River Jewelry.