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Oil Portraits That Tell  YOUR Story

Artist Statement

"Investing in art will give you something to love forever"

"I think love is the reason for all we do. With my colorful oils, I love to capture a moment of one's life... and touch a few hearts.  I create loving, happy art."

Marlene travels the country, meeting new collectors at art shows & solo  gallery exhibits. She paints mainly in oils, continual commissions, telling emotion full stories through each piece she creates. While she calls her style realistic impressionism, she has studied every style including the old master's techniques. Marlene loves to paint every day and always has 5 or 6 pieces going on at once...

"Basically, I see life as a painting… every day, every scene, everyone I meet… each moment I experience is framed into a beautiful painting in my head."

"I look forward to painting the love of you and your family members...

a gift they will treasure forever!"

Marlene Kurland

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Portraits of Loved Ones, Pets and Your Home

"It's sort of obvious that I love to paint people, but street building scenes are almost like humans to me too… filled with spirit and their own unique personalities. When I paint a  group hanging out together I first see the surrounding structures almost like familiar friends, enjoying their day, as I do a quick sketch, then take photos at just the right angle  catching them being themselves.... in the moment. Or, if I'm doing a home portrait,  (like the painting of my home below), I create a piece from the viewpoint of the home owners. When I receive the owner’s favorite photo, I try to feel the building’s personality through the dweller’s eyes. Crazy, but it works for me!!" 

About Me




"While my business interests and careers have changed through the years, all of my family members & friends are the most precious parts of my life (and  my most convenient models!). 

Painting them continues to bring me joy and a constant indescribable pleasure. As you look at my paintings you will get to meet them and I would love to meet you and your family, too! Reading the feedback from my collectors, letting me know how they feel about their paintings is a great source of happiness for me."

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