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Marina McLain

Marina McLain

Nashville, TN

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As an artist, I like to create pieces that are inspired by my travels abroad and other things I enjoy in life, such as old movies. With my paintings, I like to recreate the beauty I see in the world, whether it be a natural landscape or man-made scenery. With my digital art, I like to make the real places I've been to look dark and dystopian, as if it's the end of the world. With my photography, I like to preserve the memories of the scenes I don't want to forget.

My love for art started at a young age. I grew up watching Disney movies, which is probably what sparked my interest in artwork. I was always coloring in coloring books or drawing my own pictures in spiral notebooks. I still steal the kids menu from my little brothers whenever we go to restaurants so that I can color in the pictures. It wasn't until early high school that I realized I wanted to paint. I always only had crayons or colored pencils or those cheap kids' watercolor paints to work with. I wanted to be able to paint with thick professional paint that you could layer.

My dream came true on Christmas my freshman year of high school when I opened my first set of real paints and canvases. Of course I was terrible at first. I can barely look at my first several paintings without shuddering, but I got better by practicing and learning different techniques from my art teachers over the years.

When I first started painting I only did it for myself. It wasn't until my freshman year of college that I realized I could share my art with the world (and possibly make a few bucks at the same time). I decided to change my major to Studio Art in order to nurture my talent and better my artwork. I am currently going after my bachelors degree in Studio Art at Liberty University. I have learned a lot in the last few years and am still learning every day.

As I have said before, I do like to travel and most of my artwork is inspired by my travels. When I was a kid, I would go on road trips across the country a lot with my family. Having to move around a lot as an army brat, traveling was always in my blood, but it wasn't until my family moved to Norway that my love for traveling around the world began. So far, I have been to England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and of course Norway.

My hope for this website is to share my love of art and the beauty of the world with you. As for the future of my artwork, I hope to see more of the world so I can capture more memories with my camera and canvas.

 

Big Ben Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Eiffel Tower by Marina McLain

 

New England Journeys - Truck with Trailer by Marina McLain

 

The Mykonos Boat by Marina McLain

 

Slice of New York by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street by Marina McLain

 

Sunset at Mykonos by Marina McLain

 

Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine by Marina McLain

 

The Pumpkin Patch by Marina McLain

 

New England Journeys - Motorcycle 1 by Marina McLain

 

New England Journeys - Motorcycle 2 by Marina McLain

 

New England Journeys - Motorcycle 3 by Marina McLain

 

Spyglass Over Paris by Marina McLain

 

The Eiffel Tower in the Morning Glow by Marina McLain

 

St. Paul's on a Foggy London Day by Marina McLain

 

Greek Countryside by Marina McLain

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa 1 by Marina McLain

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa Sepia by Marina McLain

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa 2 by Marina McLain

 

Motorcycles and The Arc de Triomphe by Marina McLain

 

Rainy London by Marina McLain

 

St. Paul's and the Millennium Bridge by Marina McLain

 

Overground to the Horizon by Marina McLain

 

The Cavalry by Marina McLain

 

The British Cavalry by Marina McLain

 

The Happy Horse Guard by Marina McLain

 

Onwards by Marina McLain

 

The Cavalry and Big Ben by Marina McLain

 

Big Ben with Sturgeon Lamp by Marina McLain

 

Big Ben with Sturgeon Lamp Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Stormy Eiffel Tower with Lamppost by Marina McLain

 

Cycling Past the Eiffel Tower by Marina McLain

 

Musee du Louvre by Marina McLain

 

Thunderous Notre Dame by Marina McLain

 

Thunderous Notre Dame Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Notre Dame by Marina McLain

 

The Spanish Steps of Rome by Marina McLain

 

Piazza di Spagna by Marina McLain

 

The Art of the Garden, Versailles by Marina McLain

 

The Palace of Versailles by Marina McLain

 

The Colosseum Meets the Modern World by Marina McLain

 

The Arch and the Dome, Roman Forum by Marina McLain

 

Union Jack Over Windsor by Marina McLain

 

Windsor Castle by Marina McLain

 

Fairy-tale Window by Marina McLain

 

Double Double-deckers Over Hungerford by Marina McLain

 

The London Eye by Marina McLain

 

Sturgeon Lamp Post with Big Ben London Black and White by Marina McLain