Marcus McKenna Studios

Marcus McKenna Studios

Original Works of Art on Paper

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marcus mckenna

 

The world of fine art has always aroused my passion, and continues to focus my attention on excellence.  

Painting with brush and brayer, I blend a vocabulary of provocative shapes and surface textures, allowing form and the rhythms of nature to communicate with the subconscious. 

 

Combining abstraction with representation, my art communicates through suggestion, inviting the viewer beyond the realm of predictability and objective analysis. My intention as an artist is to stir the senses and evoke emotion, awareness and imagination. 

I believe our lifetime journey is movement toward a collective higher consciousness, and the role of the artist should not just be to record or replicate, but to elevate. A work of art can heal, when it embodies that intention and the viewer is receptive to its energy. 

 

 

education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting,

Rhode Island School of Design

Yale Summer School of Music and Art

 

exhibitions

Sausalito Fine Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA

 

Main St. Art Fest, Fort Worth, TX

 

Bayou City Fine Arts Festival, Houston, TX

 

Fine Arts Festival, Austin, TX

 

Artists Project, Chicago Art Expo, Chicago, IL

 

57th St. Art Fair, Chicago, IL

 

Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

 

Art On The Square, Madison, WI

 

Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park, Boise, ID

 

Aspen Fine Arts Festival, Aspen, CO

 

Vail Arts Festival, Vail, CO

 

Downtown Denver Art Festival, Denver, CO

 

Evergreen Arts Festival, Evergreen, CO

 

Breckenridge Art Fairs, Breckenridge, CO

 

Bonita Springs Arts Fest, Bonita Springs, FL

 

Sarasota Arts Festival, Sarasota, FL

 

Downtown Naples Art Festival, Naples, FL

awards

Best of Show, Boise Art Museum Art Show, Boise, Idaho, 2010

 

Award Of Distinction, Bonita Springs Art Festival, Bonita Springs, Florida, 2009

 

First Place, Printmaking, Indian Wells Arts Festival, Palm Desert, CA. 2007

 

First Place, 11th National Art Exhibition, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO, 2002

 

Fine Print Merchandise Award, 12th National Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO, 2003

 

Meritorious Printmaking Award, Colorado  Fair, Pueblo, CO, 2003

 

First Place, Original Prints, Lines into Shapes, Art Center of Estes Park, CO, 2003

 

Second Place, Evergreen Fine Arts Festival, Evergreen, CO, 2003