Edie Marshall is a painter from Saskatchewan. In her practice, Edie is inspired by nature and environmentalism, and works in a gestural painting style to build colourful images, dense with details and figures.
I like the way that Edie’s artistic style tends to reflect the nature of her subject matter. Recent series like Wildflowers showcase images that are spread evenly across the entire canvas, with volume and compositional balance created by differences in colour and shadow rather than negative space.
Edie’s series A Fictional Ghost Town comprises paintings of disused houses, in apparently rural settings. The composition of these works reflects the visual oversaturation of an abandoned house overgrown with wildflowers or taken over by vines. I like how Edie portrays the houses as well -- her gestural style lends itself well to rendering hard, architectural lines in a way that emphasizes age and decay.