Marie Larkin has a Bachelor of Art Education and has been a visual artist and art teacher since 1980. She gained national recognition and success in the 1990’s as an embroiderer with a number of group and solo shows and two touring exhibitions through regional galleries in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Her work was featured in Textile Fibre Forum, The Land newspaper and Masters of their Craft, a coffee table book by art historian, Norris Iannou. She has won The Dame Nancy Buttfield Embroidery Prize and The Namoi Valley Cotton Fibre Acquisitive Award. Through the exhibition tour of Revealing Threads she was the recipient of a $10,000 Australia Council Grant that allowed her to travel to various towns and cities to give workshops. Marie now works in painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture and produces her artwork from a loft studio in her home near Tamworth, NSW.
‘I think the narrative is an important quality in art. I like to create an alternate world to escape to and I love nothing better than painting my female characters set in their little worlds. I have a naturally illustrative style and a great love of detail and embellishment coupled with a great desire to render convincingly. ‘
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