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.
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.
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.