Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Artist Carol Marine’s house lost to fire

Posted by Charley Parker at 6:28 pm

Carol Marine
Artist Carol Marine, who I have previously featured here on Lines and Colors, has lost her house and studio to the wildfires currently ravaging parts of Texas.

The fire devastated their entire subdivision. She and her husband and their son were not harmed, but they were able to take only what they could carry when evacuating, and the rest is lost. The good news is that they have fire insurance, but the bad news is that it will take time for that to take effect, and they are living in a camper with few possessions.

If you’d like to help the family get back on its feet, a family friend has started a fund to immediately assist them.

You could also, of course, bid on some of the wonderfully bright and energetic small paintings that that Marine currently has up for auction through Daily Paintworks (images above). These will change over time as the older auctions end and newer ones replace them, as usual.

As Marine describes on her blog, her small paintings are one of the few things she was able to grab, so the auctions can be fulfilled.

[Via Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark and Karin Jurick's A Painting Today]

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  1. Comment by David Teter
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    I know how devastating fire (really any disaster) can be since my Moms house caught fire a few years back. She was on vacation and had nothing to come back to. Two weeks in a hotel only to return (with only what she took with her) and spend six more weeks in one then a year before rebuilding and moving back home again.

    And yet Carol Marine was able to grab her paintings… now thats spirit! The same spirit you see in her paintings. Now thats an artist who really does ‘put some of herself ‘ into her work.

    I saw one of hers at a show last year, a fabulous white truck. It just jumped off the canvas.

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