Daisy by Marion Clarke ***for our June “Flowers” Theme***

sunflower, a fuchsia and pieris ‘Forest Flame’

Artist - Marion Clarke

Artist – Marion Clarke

Marion Clarke is a writer and artist from Warrenpoint, on the east coast of Northern Ireland. She particularly enjoys studying and writing Japanese-style, short form poetry but occasionally she dabbles in other forms – mainly in case people think she that she can only write short things.

Marion explains, ‘I produced this painting during an exercise in a technique known as ‘sfumato’, which is derived from the Italian word ‘fumo’, meaning ‘smoke’. This technique involves painting with full strokes so that the colours are blended, thereby leaving no harsh outlines. I used oils for this piece and, apart from a few minor touch ups the following day, the painting was completed in one sitting. I called it Daisy, because I felt sorry for that little white flower among all the scarlet poppies!’

An online gallery of some of Marion’s paintings can be found at: http://www.neilclarke.freedomnames.co.uk/photo.htm

More of Marion’s work can be found at http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/

Pieris 'Forest Flame' - Marion Clarke

Pieris ‘Forest Flame’ – Marion Clarke

Fuchsia - Marion Clarke

Fuchsia – Marion Clarke

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The cover of AHA - The Anthology, produced by members of the American Haiku Association's online forum, in which six of Marion's haiku have been published.

Six of Marion’s haiku have been published in AHA – The Anthology, which was compiled by members of the American Haiku Association’s online forum.

The first national collection of haiku from Ireland, in which Marion has a series of seven poems.

The first national collection of haiku from Ireland, in which Marion has a series of seven poems.

Sunflower - Marion Clarke

Sunflower – Marion Clarke

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