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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.

 

Honeymoon on Main St. by Marina McLain

 

San Francisco Coit Tower Abstract by Marina McLain

 

Kitty Across the Street by Marina McLain

 

Kitty Across the Street Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Black Cat Crossing the Street by Marina McLain

 

Bubbles Near Notre Dame by Marina McLain

 

Bubbles Near Notre Dame Black and White by Marina McLain

 

The Spire of Notre Dame de Paris by Marina McLain

 

The Spire of Notre Dame de Paris Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Landscape of Sola Norway by Marina McLain

 

Big Ben by Marina McLain

 

Skopelos Greece by Marina McLain

 

The Nightmare Carousel 7 by Marina McLain

 

Big Ben by Marina McLain

 

Big Ben Street by Marina McLain

 

Screech by Marina McLain

 

Traffic Jam by Marina McLain

 

Traffic Jam Cropped by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Golden Gate Bridge Black and White Dry Point Print by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Golden Gate Bridge Black and White Dry Point Print Cropped by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Golden Gate Bridge Dry Point Print by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Golden Gate Bridge Dry Point Print Cropped by Marina McLain

 

Golden Gate Bridge Red Woodcut Print by Marina McLain

 

Golden Gate Bridge Black and White Woodcut Print by Marina McLain

 

Double Golden Gate Bridge Blue and Brown Dry Point And Woodcut Print by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Greece Inspired Black and White Linoleum Print Cropped by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Greece Inspired Black and White Linoleum Print by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Greece Inspired Brown Linoleum Print by Marina McLain

 

Abstract Greece Inspired Brown Linoleum Print Cropped by Marina McLain

 

Forest of Thorns by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Aurora's Nightmare II by Marina McLain

 

Yellow and Purple by Marina McLain

 

The Musical Gate by Marina McLain

 

Fall Leaves in the Pine Needle Branches by Marina McLain

 

Pine Needles And Leaves by Marina McLain

 

The ATT Building Nashville Tennessee Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Batman Building Nashville Tennessee by Marina McLain

 

Church Steeple Nashville by Marina McLain