The semi-abstract acrylic
landscapes by painter Marjorie Wood Hamlin are sites of
deliberate purpose and visions through which she may imagine
her place in the world. Employing vigorous, focused brush
stokes, she applies dabs of dramatic colors and rich textures,
concentrating on the sensation and scope of her striking
vistas rather than on a more photographic-like depiction.
In pieces like Autumn in Mountains, she uses the
transitory effects of light to capture the emotion of a
particular moment, transforming the image and rendering
its fleeting mood for all time.
Hamlin received her formal training at
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon where she received
a BA degree with a major in fine art and art history. She
furthered her education at San Francisco State University,
the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and Stanford University
in Venice, Italy. Her works are widely exhibited throughout
the Western United States with multiple shows and exhibitions
in CA, AZ, NM, and OR, and they hang in corporate and private
collections throughout the US.