Paintings

A moment captured

Often choosing natural environments and subjects, Marianna's art begins from her classical training but builds on her travels through Europe and the USA. Her figures capture moments of happiness and quiet joy, her landscapes invoke serene beauty.

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God of Wealth

Oil on Canvas
The idea behind this oil painting is about modern Gods or how Gods like those of the Ancient Greece or Egypt would look today. I don’t think the idea of the Gods that people had in previous centuries disappeared; they just transformed into another form. Today’s celebrities represents nearly the same meaning for people as did Gods from the past. People look forward to seeing them, to meeting them, and many people ask them for help. People even believe that if they had something that belongs to Modern Gods it would make them happy, healthy, or rich.
So it is in this oil painting Plutus(God of Wealth). Ploutos was usually depicted as a boy holding a cornucopia full of grain because this symbol was impressive and desired. Now such a thing not as impressive and some people might not know what a cornucopia is. But everyone knows and wants the dollar symbol.

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For You

Oil on cradled board (Alla Prima)

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The Five

Oil on canvas
This painting along with two others were accepted to the Summer Exhibition WATER 2019 Tempe Center for the Arts!
Exhibition last day: Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Winter Wonderland

Oil on canvas panel. Alla Prima

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Refreshing

Oil on canvas
This painting along with two others were accepted to the Summer Exhibition WATER 2019 Tempe Center for the Arts!
Exhibition last day: Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Siblings

Oil on canvas

"The most important idea is that art should make people happy and remind us about the best parts of this life."

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Vivid Evening in Page

Oil on board. It's hard to believe that this was a real scene, but that's what it looked like up north, Page(Arizona). It reminds me of something you might expect to see in Star Wars or some other science fiction film.

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My very own star

Oil on canvas
"My Very Own Star" selected as a Finalist in the 14th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition! 2019
"My Very Own Star" were chosen to participate in this year’s Winter Salon Online Exhibition, International Guild of Realism. 2019

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The leader drinks first (Wild horses, dusk)

Oil on canvas
This painting along with two others were accepted to the Summer Exhibition WATER 2019 Tempe Center for the Arts!
Exhibition last day: Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Hot air balloon

This morning we saw a low flying hot air balloon only a few hundred feet in the air almost over our backyard. Amazing, how such things can make us so happy.

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First rays

Oil on canvas

"The most important idea is that art should make people happy and remind us about the best parts of this life."

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Memories

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart. Make memories with your people while they with you...
"Oil on wooden panel"

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Commissioned portrait

Commissioned portrait, oil on canvas

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Fireworks

Painting: Oil, Black & White, Gesso on Wood.

Grisaille oil painting technique on the wood panel. Couple in love on the 4th of July.

"The most important idea is that art should make people happy and remind us about the best parts of this life."

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Flamingo Dream

Oil on canvas

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Sunset On Wagon

Sunset behind old wagon in field.

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California Morning

Woman in straw hat reading on beach

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Fishing in the Clouds

Boy fishing with clouds reflected on water.

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California Morning 2

Woman watching waves, seen from behind.

"The most important idea is that art should make people happy and remind us about the best parts of this life."

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Charming Rider

Young girl in white dress riding tricycle.

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Moon Over the Ocean

Lovers watching ocean under moonlight

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Chavi

Dark haired young girl portrait

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Motherhood

Mother holding infant among leaves

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Awaiting the Tea Party

Little girl seen from behind at outdoor tea table

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Alexia in the Oleanders

Young girl in Sunday dress against flowers.

"The most important idea is that art should make people happy and remind us about the best parts of this life."

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Lifting Grandson

Commissioned portrait.

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Carousel

Young girl rides a carousel on a bright summer day.

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Sunlight in the Willow Trees

A stand of willow trees remembered from childhood.

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