Bay Blues by Marion Clarke

Bay-Blues

The background for “Bay Blues” is a painting Marion completed last year of the view from her childhood home in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, on the shores of Carlingford Lough. She used oil paint on canvas to produce the painting, photographed it with an iPad, and downloaded it to Photoshop. However, no image manipulation was done other than to add a text box for the poem.

Detail from one of Marion's oil paintings, 'Twilight on Carlingford Lough' which is near her hometown.

Detail from one of Marion’s oil paintings, ‘Twilight on Carlingford Lough’ which is near her hometown.

The Author - Photo credit to Taryn, Age 11

The Author – Photo credit to Taryn, Age 11

Marion Clarke was going to say that she is a writer and artist from Northern Ireland and mention where she has had her work published. Then she thought that this might sound too boring, so she asked her husband and children what she should write about herself. After suggestions like ‘weird’ and ‘pain in the ass’, she decided to say that she is a writer and artist from Northern Ireland and that her poetry and short stories have been published in various anthologies, but she dreams of having her artwork and writing published as a collection one day.

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The cover of Bamboo Dreams, the first national collection of haiku from Ireland. Marion has a series of seven poems in this collection.

The cover of Bamboo Dreams, the first national collection of haiku from Ireland. Marion has a series of seven poems in this collection.

A photo of some of her artwork featured in issue six of  print journal ‘A New Ulster’.

A photo of some of her artwork featured in issue six of print journal ‘A New Ulster’.

Even more Published work of Marion Clarke can be found here.

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