Marissa Mardon, Studio 9
Marissa Mardon is a Painter and Illustrator from Studio 9 who joined Sun Pier House at the beginning of 2015. Marissa’s work has always had a strong connection to the nature of her surroundings and her recognisable atmospheric oil paintings are directly inspired by her love of photography.
Growing up in the highlands of Scotland, Marissa migrated to London in 1998 to study Contemporary Dance at the Laban Centre. But with a strong interest in the creative arts, her career took a change in direction in 2008. She graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in Fine Art and has since sold to clients and exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Now living in Rochester, Marissa’s painting embodies influences of Medway’s rich history and ongoing regeneration through images of industrial architecture, natural and urban landscapes and cultural events.
Her paintings are known for subtly blurred tones and monochrome colours, capturing the mood and sometimes unnoticed viewpoints of a particular scene. Although her work is presented from a personal perspective, viewers are drawn in by the intimacy of her images and engender feelings of quiet introspection.
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