Wind in my Sails

Marianne Urth

About the Artist

Marianne Urth is fascinated by the ocean, the waves and the wind. Each morning she wakes and checks her weather app to chart the state of the wind and the sea of the day. 

Urth grew up in Denmark surrounded by the Baltic Sea, then lived in Chile for twenty years where she explored the beautiful, yet unpredictable seas in the fjords of the Southern Oceans. It was the water that attracted her to Sydney, where she recently started to race and cruise along the East Coast of Australia.  

Fascinated by the ever-changing conditions of the water, Urth communicates this through her art practice. By painting colourful abstracted interpretations of the sea, Urth captures the powerful movements of the waves and tonal shapeshifting between blue and green. The presence of a colourful sail and a heeling mast suggesst the state of the sea and the excitement of an animated race.  
Marianne Urth combines bold brush strokes with pools and eddies of acrylic paint, white sea spray and charcoal, resulting in a rich and layered composition. Urth invites discovery and wonder through engaging with her work through material, narrative, mood and feeling.  

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