Continuing a current theme and inspired by the legacy of plant explorers; JD Hooker acted as Director of Kew Gardens in London and established the Plant Houses that brought together plants from all over the world. JD Hooker was a close friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin whom he exchanged letters regarding their ideas. Those who visit the Plant houses from around the world continue to be inspired by them and the collection of plants discovered and brought there by intrepid plant explorers - just as I was inspired to make this artwork. Some of the photographs on this site are for illustration purposes to give an idea of size. The colours are as close as possible to how they appear in the artwork. Computer screens show colours variously.
Marianne Nix’s paintings and hand made prints present observations and thoughts on life today; Hampstead Heath landscapes and the idea of the legacy of notable minds feature in Marianne’s work. Using mixed media as well as text, Marianne is exploring the use of abstract and figurative expression to pose questions about who we are in the context of time and those who have lived before us. Collected Internationally, her work has been selected for exhibition in the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London and is in the V&A museum print collection.
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