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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.

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 30 Little Boy by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 31 Man with Fire by Marina McLain

 

Tou Scene Building by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 33 2012? by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 34 by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 35 Little Girl by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 36 The Queen by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Street Art Tou Scene 32 Je T'aime by Marina McLain

 

Carlo's Bakery by Marina McLain

 

Carlo's Bakery Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Carlo's Bakery Black and White 2 by Marina McLain

 

Chevy's Restaurant NYC by Marina McLain

 

Chevy's Restaurant NYC 2 by Marina McLain

 

Chevy's Restaurant NYC 3 by Marina McLain

 

Chevy's Restaurant NYC Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Plaque on the Anchor of the U.S.S. Maine by Marina McLain

 

Plaque on the Anchor of the U.S.S. Maine Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Anchor of the U.S.S. Maine by Marina McLain

 

Anchor of the U.S.S. Maine Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Bars by Marina McLain

 

Ghost Rose by Marina McLain

 

Dark Rose by Marina McLain

 

Black Rose by Marina McLain

 

Baby's Breath by Marina McLain

 

Ghostly Flower by Marina McLain

 

Ghost Flower by Marina McLain

 

Five Candles by Marina McLain

 

Candle Close Up by Marina McLain

 

Candles by Marina McLain

 

Spring Flowers Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Butterfly on the Pretty Pink Flowers by Marina McLain

 

The Bike Stop Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Pink Flower Branch by Marina McLain

 

Pink Branches by Marina McLain

 

Pink Flowers by Marina McLain

 

Budding Branch by Marina McLain

 

Pink Branches Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Blossoms by Marina McLain

 

Blossom Tree by Marina McLain

 

Blossom Branch by Marina McLain

 

Colorful Lawn Chairs 1 by Marina McLain

 

Colorful Lawn Chairs 2 by Marina McLain

 

Colorful Lawn Chairs 3 by Marina McLain

 

Hidden Entrance by Marina McLain

 

The Mill Hill Inn Bethel Maine by Marina McLain

 

Approaching the Meadow by Marina McLain

 

Returning to the Woods by Marina McLain

 

Orange Fall Tree by Marina McLain