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Episode 7 – Artist Marion Deacon

The art Marion creates celebrates and explores the simple beauty of our natural world. A tree is so much more than a tree. It is a powerful and mystical life force that communicates with us if we are ready to listen. She believes trees connect with each other through the root system and connect us together through the soil on which we stand.
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Her paintings celebrate trees in all their magical magnificent-ness.
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​Colour plays a vital role in her work and the richness of depth is often achieved through using a multi layered, mixed media approach. Often 10+ layers are applied before a piece is completed. Collectors resonate with these passionate, joy-filled paintings and state ‘it is obviously work by Marion as it celebrates life, love and adventure’.
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Marion says … “I LOVE trees.
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So I guess the question is why is this?
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There are a number of reasons and the first is that trees come in so many different shapes and sizes. The different appearances of the trees are like their personalities. I find trees to be beautiful and fascinating.
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They are more complex than one first thinks. To me a tree is strong, it is resilient. It is a provider of shelter, It is a giver of life: a sign-post and represents life – changing with the seasons.
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As an artist capturing this quality of the tree is part of the challenge and the excitement. Also, I believe we take trees for granted as they are all around us and everywhere. I’m also very interested in how trees adapt so well to their climate. I think it is amazing and beautiful that when you drive around the coastline of Cornwall & Devon where strong winds come across the land from the sea the trees do not grow too tall and you can tell the branch formation is dependent on the buffeting of the wind’s direction.
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By acknowledging the beauty, strength and symbolism of a tree and capturing this in my paintings I am helping you to bring the outside in. To gaze at my paintings whatever the weather outside means you can adventure and day dream whenever you want!!!”