I am a landscape painter who explores the elusive territory between the
familiar and the mysterious, and who seeks drama in the ordinary. I am
drawn to the effects of light, mostly dawn, dusk, mist and moonlight.
Reflections of this light will often be in water, showing nature in her quiet
mood. Although I enjoy my plein air work, I consider my large
compositions to be the landmarks of my career. They are fueled by
memory, painting experiences, and explorations that have taken me along
the Eastern seaboard of the United States and to Europe.
Marietje Chamberlain is a graduate of the Academy of Fine and
Commercial Arts in the Netherlands and worked for several years as a free
lance illustrator in Amsterdam. She has taken studio courses at the Art
League School in Alexandria, Virginia, and at American University,
Washington. D.C. She is a current member of the Torpedo Factory Artists'
Association, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. In 2000
Marietje was chosen to paint the front cover of the White House Calendar,
and in 2007 she was honored with a month long artist-in-residency
program in Dinan, France. She has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art
Center in Alexandria, VA, and at her home in Washington, DC.
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