Marrinan was born in London, England and has lived on Cape Cod since 1999. Michael is an established artist who works on linen, he began working with copper seven years ago. His “oils on copper’ starts with the aging of the copper, with a process that involves both sulphur and organic tomatoes. Once this process is compete he continues with the use of oils to enhance the coppers’ inherent patina creating a “one of a kind” piece.
Frames are made of aged recycled wood which compliment the copper and artwork reinforcing each unique attribute of all the materials. This combination creates an palpable richness unifying the rawness and ethereal ambiance of the piece. To further testify to the process Michael signs the pieces on the wood frame as opposed to the painting itself…the marriage is complete.
“It brings me great satisfaction to know that the completed piece will be taken home and admired as opposed to the individual materials discarded.”
Instead of seeing an old door, Michael sees the craftsmanship from an era filled with time, patience, and a wonderful eye for detail.
“I stand on the shoulders of truly gifted artists and am inspired to honor them as such.”
Marrinan has been collected nationally as well as internationally including London, Paris, Berlin, San Fransisco, New York and Amsterdam. He has been represented by a number of recognized galleries throughout Massachusetts .
Dorion Gallery, London England
Alden Gallery, Provincetown MA
J.Todd Galleries, Wellesley MA
Esmond Wright Gallery MA
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown MA
Chatham Fine Arts, Chatham MA
You can find his work on line at www.michael_marrinan.com
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