We are lucky to have eight wonderful examples of Marianne’s work at RetroPassion21.
She is a great neighbor and amazing collector of MCM style. Her work has add added a warmth and excitement to our shop and would be a show stopper in your living room with your MCM decor. Please call or respond via pm with inquires.“
About MarianneB van der Haar:
I was born in northern Germany and lived most of my younger years in The Netherlands. During the early 1980’s, I lived four years in Tanzania, East Africa, before returning to The Netherlands once again for a career in interior design. In 1993, I moved to Atlanta, where I started painting in 1995 while taking a sabbatical from interior design. When I picked up the paints, my future just came to me and exploded – my love of bringing layers upon layers of acrylic paint together with mixed other media while working on composing a canvas. My supply cabinet has expanded over the years to include other materials such as ink, sand, copper powder, marble powder, firewood ashes and textiles. Every time I work with my tools of choice - brushes, plastic cards, my fingers, scrapers, pallet knives - to bring the soft creamy acrylic paint onto the canvas, and the result is always a pleasant surprise.”
“I have always had a profound passion for the diversity of people and the stories that form their being. I believe that traveling and living in other countries, and engaging with other nationalities forms connections with others and helps explaining who we are. A degree in interior design in Europe honed my understanding of imagery, color and balance, which are powerful tools to express my cross-culture experiences.”
My paintings are abstract. I find nothing more challenging than an empty canvas, and using my fingers, plastic cards and pallet knife to produce a painting with varying textures in acrylic, charcoal, fiber and oil.“