Participating Artists - Marianne Plumridge
Marianne Plumridge is an Australian artist who lives in Rhode Island, USA, with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton. They share their home with approximately 1,000 Godzilla monsters, and about twice that many dinosaurs, toys, and other odd beasties and creatures. The rest of the house is occupied by: numerous books, paintings, art materials, and CDs. It really is a creative atmosphere, where inspiration is never lost for long. Marianne has shown her paintings of fantasy and marine fantasy at many convention art shows over the last three years, and has won several prizes. She was a nominee for three Chesley Awards for 1999, one of which was 3D. Her illustration work can be viewed at www.marianneplumridge.com.
In the last few years, Marianne has returned to her fine art roots by participating in a personal 'Painting of the Day' project in 2007/2008, to refine her oil painting techniques. Subjects included birds, still life, many flowers, some landscape work, and whatever else caught her eye. Most of these are painted very small, because Marianne loves working in miniature 'alla prima' - wet into wet style, in one sitting. More recently, Marianne has returned to themes of cosmic whales and pointy rocket-ship paintings with great success and popular favor. The results can be found online at 'Daub du Jour'.
In connection with her long held writing ambitions, Marianne writes book reviews and notes on her second Blog, 'Muse du Jour'. Finished works of fiction have found their way into magazines and anthologies over the years, as well as articles and essays. Currently, Marianne is working on writing the text for a book called "Bob Eggleton's Ice Age America" for Impossible Dreams Press, in collaboration with her husband. It will feature essays and epic artwork and visions of prehistoric peoples, megafauna, and flora ... and especially Mammoths and Mastodons. Meanwhile, Marianne continues to work on her first paranormal mystery novel between assignments.
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Artwork: "Bird Dog" (Oil, 12" x 12") (c) Marianne Plumridge 2010
Mary Jane Jewell