Marlene Burns is a classically trained artist receiving both her bachelor’s and master’s of fine arts degrees from the school of design art and architecture and the University of Cincinnati. Working as a professional artist over the years she has taught art, consulted and maintained a business specializing in commissioned art. Marlene has been represented in galleries and private collections all over the United States.
Painting has always been her passion. Her process is focused and meditative. Her hallmarks are color and design. Her motto is “learn the rules and then forget them!”
As the founders of the abstract expressionist movement did in their time, Marlene experiments with the mediums and their mixtures. Because she paints quickly, fast drying acrylic paints, airbrush inks, molding paste and gesso best suit her style.
Marlene is combining her love of Jewish liturgy with her expressionist style to create a series of paintings, each devoted to one specific prayer. she prepares herself by studying the meaning and commentary before approaching the easel, and continues by chanting the prayer through her process.
Marlene believes that artists need to be more than visual…they need to communicate verbally as well. She enjoys interaction with the public about her art. Not only does it serve to balance the solitary process of painting, it enables her to give her clients a credible and complete visual product.