Marion Anderson


Artist Statement


My work is based on lived experience. This wetlands suite of large mixed media acrylic on canvas paintings features the Elsinore Swamp located just outside of Southampton. My summers are spent teaching and plein air painting in this area. The marsh provides such variety of texture that I find it necessary to use a limited palette for each piece as I attempt to capture mood or temperature. As outdoor painters, our favourite saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait 20 minutes!”




Marion Anderson is an award winning artist and experienced art instructor. Her versatility as an artist is due to her thirty plus years as a classroom teacher/ secondary school visual arts department head. Anderson works in series, completing a suite of artwork to explore a concept using the medium that best expresses her ideas. She is continuously experimenting, evolving and creating. Her subject matter depicts lived experience often portraying her rural roots.


Anderson makes her home and studio in New Dundee and Southampton, Ontario. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections. Please follow her artistic journey on Instagram and Facebook as she prepares for the next juried or one woman show. As well, visit her website, for workshop and course information.




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