Artist’s Profile

I was born in New York City in 1943 where my studies included courses at the Arts Students League. In Montreal, formal courses in stone, bronze, and ceramic sculpture as well as painting and drawing were pursued for 15 years at the Sadye Bronfman Centre and the Institut des Beaux Arts. My current desire is to express my creativity exclusively through oil, watercolour and mixed media on canvas, paper and wood.

When a canvas is started, there is no preconceived result. The very work fills me with a passion and a compulsion that drive it to a final vision. You, the viewer, should have your own interpretation of each work. We (the viewer and I) are connected simply by questioning my message and vision. My art is on a spiritual quest driven by a need to balance my world even if it is, at times, difficult to reconcile opposites. The dichotomy of joy and pain will be expressed by the hardness or softness of the lines and images, together with the thickness or thinness of the paint.

In my future evolution as an artist, I am hoping to find  balance between spontaneous expression and careful decisions in order to create work which is complete in texture, colour and balance. Most importantly, it will be an emotional expression from deep within me. The road ahead will follow an exciting path and be fuelled by a continuing passion to explore and create.

In May 2001, Mr Robert Boghner purchased a painting of mine for his private collection. Mr Boghner, as C.E.O, was in the process of planning the construction of an exclusive resort, The Borgata, in Atlantic City. My work was chosen by a professional art panel to be the comerstone of the hotel’s permanent collection with 50 of my painting to be permanently displayed throughout the hotel lobbies.

This whimsical series fills me with a great sense of accomplishment and joy and it is an honour to share this privilege with my friends and colleagues.

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    Make a Wish

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    Out of Thin Air

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    Mirror of my Dreams

Artist’s Statement

My art is my heart speaking. I wait for magic to fill the air – passion takes over – I am immersed in colour and depth, trying with each brush stroke to define the world.

My subjects are metaphors for my life, celebrating art, our relationships with each other and our connection with ourselves and our world. Some of my subjects are human angels with ordinary mortals leaning on them. At times, it is the harmony of earth, birth and rebirth. Shocked or saddened by some event, I’m motivated to work it out in my art; only then can I let go of it. My paths are populated by groups receding into the distance of the unknown. My women are filled with tenderness and serenity, having in common a great empathy and affinity for one another. Hopefully capturing an intimate moment, a woman stand alone communicating with her heart, as I wish my art touches your spirit.

How lucky I am to have found this medium to express my world, the love of a beautiful man who helps me fly; my children and grandchildren who give me my soul; my extended family and friends who are my energy, coupled with my precious Laurentian mountains in northern Quebec with give me peace. As a woman losing her youth and finding herself as a romantic and an optimist, my painting are me. If you can feel what I have painted, you know who I am.

Marilyn Reim.

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    Sources of Red

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    Try to find a History

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    Angels Reunion