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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.

 

Boot Country Nashville by Marina McLain

 

Legends Corner on Broadway by Marina McLain

 

Paradise Park by Marina McLain

 

TomKats Hospitality Sign by Marina McLain

 

Old Town Trolley of Nashville by Marina McLain

 

Luigi's City Pizza Nashville by Marina McLain

 

Broadway Boot Co. 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

 

Spyglass Over Paris Sepia by Marina McLain

 

Nashville Skyline by Marina McLain

 

The Ryman and Broadway by Marina McLain

 

Jack's Bar-B-Que and The Stage on Broadway by Marina McLain

 

Record Shop by Marina McLain

 

Ernest Tubb Record Shop by Marina McLain

 

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

 

Fall Leaves in the Pine Needle Branches by Marina McLain

 

Pine Needles And Leaves by Marina McLain

 

Light Leaves by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Mitten by Marina McLain

 

Sad Baby Berry 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

 

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