Internationally collected artist Marnie McKnight turned her hobby into a career in 2016 to immediate success. She is primarily known as an abstract expressionist painter working with acrylics and oils, but often releases capsule collections exploring other styles and mediums.
Recently, she was selected as a finalist in the SBS Landscape Prize and the Online Portrait Prize for her works in oils, and has featured in several magazines and exhibitions, including a sell out stand at The Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne 2019 and was top seller at St Thomas’ Art Fair 2019. She was one of Bluethumb’s top three sellers in both 2019 and 2020.
Her work can be seen in private and corporate collections in over twenty five countries.
“I love the freedom abstract painting gives me.
My abstracts are primarily created with acrylics on canvas where I embrace strong brush stokes, soft blending and the accidental dripping of paint to create a story that evokes emotion.
My oil paintings are usually created with a memory and an emotion and with these as references, I let the colour palette and light guide my hand to the finish.“
All of Marnie’s art is original. She does not reproduce or print artwork, but creates them layer upon layer so each piece is truly unique.