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  Marjorie Greene — Print Maker

  Marjorie Greene
Hidden Lake #2
18 x 24

  Marjorie Greene
Hidden Lake #3
18 x 24
  M Greene
  Marjorie Greene
"A Hoot"
18 x 24

  Marjorie Greene
Hidden Lake #1
18 x 24

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Marjorie's Bio:

Bio: Med Tyler School of Art, Temple University
BFA Printmaking Philadelphia College of Art

Workshops: Drawing on the Right side of the Brain
New York Studio School Drawing Marathon With Graham Nichson

Employer: Ms. Greene is a Professor of Fine Art at St. Petersburg College , Clearwater Campus

Artist Statement:

I am a Fine Arts professor whose main goal is to help future artists develop their own personal style through a series of foundation courses.

My own work has included painting and drawing with an emphasis on mark making and a deep devotion to printmaking. My imagery is most often based on nature in a graphic simplified way. I look east to the great Japanese block printers for inspiration. My preferred medium is relief block printing.I use traditional printmaking methods but strive for modern optimism.

The whole process of wood block printing is a form of religion for me. I use Japanese shina wood or simple MDF but print on handmade papers, marveling in the deckled edge. Color is a key element in all my work. I love to reinvent combinations and impose strict limitations in the palette as an editing process. My exploration of color and mark reflect a sincerity and passion for color, light and the essential moment. I yearn for an ideal place, a moment of calm and reverie.

Because art is a journey, I know where I have been but never where I will end.

About The Process:

Reduction printing is a relief printing method often done on wood. It was first introduced by Picasso as a way to better register his colors. The artist creates the multi colored print from one piece of wood or linoleum. She first cuts away what is to remain white in the finished piece and prints the lightest color, often yellow. Then anything that is to remain yellow is cut away and the next color is printed. This process is repeated until all colors are printed and the image is complete. The wood often has very little surface left. There is no going back so the edition size has to be determined from the outset.

This is the process utilized by Marjorie Greene. The editions are relatively small. Usually less than 10 prints of each image is made in the Hidden Lake series.

One person shows:

ST. Petersburg Little Theater
American Stage Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida
Unitarian Church, Clearwater, Florida

Invitational Shows:

Benedictine University, Glen Ellyn, IL 2012
Selby Gallery Sarasota, FL 2012
Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 2012
Gallery 620 St. Petersburg, FL 2010
Leepa Ratner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs, FL 2010, 2011
Boca Raton Museum of Art Boca Raton, FL 2008
Long Boat Key Art Center, Sarasota, FL
Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Gulf Coast Art Center Belleair, FL
University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
Woodmere Art Center, Philadelphia, PA