Marion Williams

Photographer and  Artist

The nature of Marion’s art and photographic work has changed significantly over the years, reflecting various stages in life and her place in the world. After tertiary study in sociology, communications, media and photography in Melbourne and a stint as a photographer’s assistant in London, she started her own photographic business in East St. Kilda, Melbourne in the 1990s.  Focussed on weddings and urban landscapes of Melbourne, a youthful naïve optimism was infused into the work. Concurrently, short courses in acrylic and watercolour painting were undertaken.

After moving to Fryerstown, Central Victoria nearly ten years ago Marion (or Maz as she is known locally) has captured, and been captured by the stunning yet scarred natural environment of the Goldfields region, as well as the quirky creatures we share life with.  Aiming to hold the fleeting beauty of seasonal change and sublime atmospheric phenomena as it transforms the harsh and damaged terrain, artistic creations are something greater than the sum of the parts.  Increasingly drawn to oil painting Marion often references the photographs of the region in a naturalist style with a romantic twist.

Marion has exhibited and sold her art and photography in various group and solo exhibitions in the Mt. Alexander Shire and beyond, and developed a range of photographic cards of the region which are sold locally.

Whether it be in the built, natural or human world, with the lens or the paintbrush, Marion finds herself looking for, and attempting to re-create the beautiful in the otherwise plain, the extraordinary in the mundane and the majesty in the damaged or overlooked.

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