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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.

 

The Woods and the Moon 4 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Misty Maine Woods by Marina McLain

 

Misty Maine Woods Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Misty Maine Woods Black and White 2 by Marina McLain

 

Kitty in the Street by Marina McLain

 

Kitty in the Street Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Peeking Kitty by Marina McLain

 

Peeking Kitty Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Black Cat Maine by Marina McLain

 

Black Cat Maine Black and White by Marina McLain

 

What Was That? by Marina McLain

 

What Was That? Black and White by Marina McLain

 

I'm Watching You by Marina McLain

 

I'm Watching You Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Mandarin Honeysuckle Vine 1 by Marina McLain

 

Mandarin Honeysuckle Vine 1 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Mandarin Honeysuckle Vine 2 by Marina McLain

 

Mandarin Honeysuckle Vine 2 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Columbine Flower 1 by Marina McLain

 

Columbine Flower 1 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Columbine Flower 2 by Marina McLain

 

Columbine Flower 2 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Mill Hill Inn Petunias by Marina McLain

 

Mill Hill Inn Petunias Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Petunias 1 by Marina McLain

 

Petunias 1 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Petunias 2 by Marina McLain

 

Petunias 2 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Sunny Petunias 1 by Marina McLain

 

Sunny Petunias 1 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Sunny Petunias 2 by Marina McLain

 

Sunny Petunias 2 Black and White by Marina McLain

 

Bug on Flowers by Marina McLain

 

Bug on Flowers Black and White by Marina McLain

 

The Lincoln Memorial With The World War II Memorial Fountain by Marina McLain

 

World War II Memorial by Marina McLain

 

World War II Memorial by Marina McLain

 

World War II Memorial Fountain by Marina McLain

 

World War II Memorial Fountain by Marina McLain

 

We'll Always Have Paris by Marina McLain

 

Hula Girls by Marina McLain

 

Dinner on the Bayou by Marina McLain

 

Norwegian Neighborhood Landscape by Marina McLain

 

White House by Marina McLain

 

Pine Tree Lake by Marina McLain

 

You're In De Nile by Marina McLain

 

Watery by Marina McLain

 

San Francisco Transamerica Pyramid Abstract by Marina McLain