MARIE MCCALLUM, Featured Artist
Resides: Anthem, Arizona USA
Style of work: Classical Realism
Subject matter: Contemporary Urban
Medium(s) used: Oil
In my paintings I explore themes from urban environments. Most of this imagery has a personal connection for me. I was a sign artist for many years and signage can sometimes figure prominently in my work, as can clothing influenced by my tailor grandmother who was a creative force in my life. My interest in projected self-image shows up in my depictions of shop windows, storefronts, clothing and automobiles. Much of my technique is informed by my former occupation as a trompe l’oeil painter and sign artist.