Marion MacPhee is a contemporary British artist and printmaker who studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1997-2001. Growing up on the Isle of Skye the sea was never more than 5 miles away. Dramatic landscapes, evocative seascapes and marine life have been continuing subjects of Marion’s since she began her artistic career. Revisiting the remote areas that surrounded her upbringing on the West Coast of Scotland, Marion finds inspiration in the particular details of a beach, a deserted moor or the cracked barnacles encrusted on a Humpback’s tail. Her whale etchings have developed in more recent years, following a trip to Canada. The connection with the sea is the dominant influence on Marion’s work which explores themes relating to natural environment, history and mythology.
Working predominately in monotype and etching, both mediums provide Mariom with the use of line, texture and colour, which are integral to achieving the finished outcome. Using monotype allows Marion to build up transparent layers of inks, all the time working with speed to prevent drying, which determines uncertainty in the outcome. These spontaneous ways of working drive her to continue developing these printing methods.
Marion is a regular exhibitor in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The London Art Fair with Glasgow Print Studio.