Inspired by the leafless trees of the past winter, against the backdrop of fog or sunrises, Marianne began a series of watercolors. On May 15, 2018, a “macroburst” weather event whipped through the area destroying homes and taking all of the trees she had painted the prior season, thus inspiring the theme of her “Vanishing Views” series. The debris from the trees became “objet d’art” and added to this exhibit.
The storm acted as a reminder that art surrounds us and could vanish in an instant.
Artist Marianne Shahlamian was born and raised in Massachusetts and studied Graphic Design at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston.
After several years of working as a Graphic Designer at a television station and freelancing in Miami, she moved to Connecticut to raise her family in Brookfield. During this time, she worked at Brookfield High School tutoring students.
Since, she has revisited working with watercolors, drawing and cartooning. She also teaches watercolor to adults.
Marianne is a member of the Washington Arts Association and has contributed and exhibited there, as well as Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Marianne has dedicated this exhibit to her friends and neighbors in Brookfield, Connecticut. Her work will be on display at the Brookfield Town Hall now through December.