Marne Jensen

Marne Jensen is an abstract and impressionist painter whose artwork is flavored by nature. She has spent most of her life involved with some facet of artistic expression. She has a BS Degree in Business with a minor in Fine Art. Her skills as a painter have been enhanced by numerous workshops with nationally recognized master teachers, and over the past 20 years her paintings have been featured in several fine art galleries and juried exhibits in the Seattle area as well as in Arizona.
Artist Statement:
.Working primarily with acrylic paint on canvas, I like to focus on contemporary artwork expressed with interesting combinations of shape, color, and texture. I am equally as comfortable painting a landscape as I am creating an abstract. When I begin a painting, I view it as a puzzle that needs solving and the best solution for each one differs. My objective is not to capture an exact physical likeness, but to aim for an emotional experience. I attempt to get past the mechanics used to reproduce a subject and instead capture the essence.
Creativity is the train that pulls my art, and the development of my work involves serendipity as I endeavor to create a visual story rather than reproduce what can be accomplished with a camera. When beginning a painting, I view it as uncharted territory with no road map – only potential options and choices that offer challenges where the journey many times becomes more important than the destination. I view my life and my art as a path of self-discovery.


Restrained Abstraction

Acrylic works on canvas that are reflections of nature, or non-representational work that is created with a degree of restraint as I seek to calm rather than excite.

Syncopated Rhythm “Syncopated Rhythm”

Non-representational 24" x 24" acrylic on canvas

Center of the Earth “Center of the Earth”

Mixed media acrylic on 24" x 36" canvas

Cracked Ice “Cracked Ice”

Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas coated with high gloss resin,

The Pond “The Pond”

Acrylic on 18" x 24" canvas coated with high gloss resin

Sands of Time “Sands of Time”

Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas coated with resin