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“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one or the other purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
— Wassily Kandinsky

In contrast to my demanding graphic consulting and print brokering career, my passion for fine art is self-satisfying with a refreshing twist that is colorful—or B±W—surreal, and peaceful at its core.

As depicted in my work, the network of strokes and colors are unbridled and free-flowing while happily bending all the rules.

My process? Pure unstoppable energy.

I develop each piece naturally, applying my choice of media—acrylic paint, graphite and color pencils, pastels, and various tools to achieve the desired effect through line-weight, density, levels of grey or pure black, and color.

My most invigorating challenge that I find most exciting is preventing each piece from going off the edge of uncluttered balance.

Marlise serves as Print and Web Designer for the Abstract Art Collective.