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Evoking Emotions: The Portfolio of Drew Noel Marin

A painting with a small seedling on a textured grey backgroundRooted, acrylic on textured canvas


Featured artist Drew Noel Marin is based in Michigan, where she creates painted works in acrylic on textured canvas. Drew’s paintings showcase the artist’s eye for color-blending and abstract composition, evoking emotions or distant memories more than specific images.

A diptych painting of grey abstract planesNew Trail (diptych), acrylic on textured canvas


I’m enjoying browsing through Drew’s gallery of available artworks – the artist’s technique of combining abstraction with figurative elements creates paintings that draw the eye with a central form, letting the viewer move on to explore the different colored planes and the ways in which they merge and blend.

A screen capture of Drew Noel Marin's art

 The figure of a sprout or seedling seems to occur frequently in Drew’s recent works. The relatively tiny scale of these figures lends each work a sense of vastness, and the subdued background colors -- in contrast to the bright green of the small leaves -- create another dichotomy between sharp focus and dimmer, imaginative wanderings.

A painting of a sailboat under a large pink skyPeriwinkle Glow (collaboration with Sally Adams), acrylic on textured birch panel

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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