Marion McConaghie’s Life and Career
Marion grew up near the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland before moving to England to study fine art at Nottingham University, and then on to Brighton University. Throughout her studies, Marion spent time exploring installation, photography and video, which inspired the sense of movement Marion gives to her paintings. After university, Marion embarked on a career in graphic design and before long, she found herself gravitating towards creating mixed media paintings.
Inspiration and Style
Marion loves texture in her work and includes this mostly in her abstracts which are inspired by the sea and landscape, some of these are drawn from inspiration from growing up near the sea in Northern Ireland. In other work Marion explores themes of freedom and movement with a collection of images depicting horses, birds and butterflies and portraits exploring the relationship between the modern and traditional with some use of graffiti in her paintings.