Violet Mareck (BA Hons Fine Arts)
I graduated in 1983 from the University of East London with a BA in Fine Art. During my studies I was invited to join the organising committee for the New Contemporaries Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). I also participated in a number of small exhibitions in London and Toronto, where I lived from 1985 to 1987. Subsequently I worked at the Natural History Museum in London, first as a restorer of scientific exhibits and subsequently managing the Museum’s exhibition project management and production department. I moved to the Isle of Wight in 2014 and set up my own studio space in Ryde with the aim of developing my ideas and working full time as an artist.
This website shows a selection of recent and current artworks and exhibitions. My work is informed by subconscious and conscious reactions to what I see and hear around me and my own experiences. I’m interested in the human condition, the dark and the light sides and the big questions that worry, torment and confuse us. I use a variety of media for making three and two dimensional artworks, clay, plaster, print, wire, material, paint, pastels, pencils, natural and found objects.