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Rosanna Marmont

Okotoks, AB

Artist Statement

Using a unique technique of incorporating the grain and figure of wood with layers of diluted oil paint, Rosanna Marmont’s landscape paintings complicate the romantic portrayal of Western prairie with the apprehensive stare of a cow, a decrepit trailer home, a discarded shopping cart. The viewer is challenged with an image that grapples between the mystic historic West and the contemporary one, that shows beauty of this landscape without editing that which is uncomfortable.

The enchantment of the prairie exists in its dichotomies; it is simultaneously inviting and foreboding, light and dark, empowering and humbling, estranging and familiar, endangered and everlasting. Within these diverging sentiments the viewer subconsciously experiences the dilemma of situating ourselves as humans within nature.

Artist Bio

Rosanna Marmont works from her studio in Okotoks, Alberta as well as make-shift studio sites throughout North America, including Arizona, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Her paintings and sculptures are sold internationally and are exhibited predominately in Western Canada.

Born in rural New Zealand, a life of continuous travel and exploration gave rise to Rosanna’s first experience of Western Canada in southern Alberta. The impact of the plains landscapes later became a central muse in her creative endeavours, resurfacing in the form of landscape painting during her studies at Concordia University. After obtaining a BFA majoring in painting and drawing, Rosanna’s work has focused primarily on a unique perspective of Western landscape. Her preferred canvas of wood emphasizes the natural grain and figure through hundreds of thinly applied layers of oil pigments. Her technique is self-developed and unique to her work. Conceptually she addresses our human relationship to land and the romanticism, identity, nationality, culture, and aesthetics that are involved in this complex dynamic.

Artworks by Rosanna Marmont

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New Mexico
By Rosanna Marmont
36 x 48 in

$2,550.00



The Ring Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch Calgary Original Artwork painting mockup
The Ring
By Rosanna Marmont
35 x 48 in

$2,100.00



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Hayland
By Rosanna Marmont
48 x 48 in

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Fire
By Rosanna Marmont
31 x 52 in

$2,600.00



Field Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch Calgary Original Artwork painting mockup
Field
By Rosanna Marmont
19.5 x 21.5 in

$750.00



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The Hill
By Rosanna Marmont
24 x 49 in

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Pacific Beach Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch 723x572 1 painting mockup
Pacific Beach
By Rosanna Marmont
53 x 67 in

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Set in a Western [Diptych]
By Rosanna Marmont
96 x 96 in

$5,200.00



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The Swing
By Rosanna Marmont
45 x 60 in

$4,500.00



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Copper Abstract: Rain on the Window
By Rosanna Marmont
32.5 x 32.5 in

$1,900.00



painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Star of Texas Art Match scaled 1
Star of Texas
By Rosanna Marmont
96 x 48 in

$4,200.00



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Badlands II
By Rosanna Marmont
48 x 96 in

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Sundown
By Rosanna Marmont
48 x 96 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstract Water scaled 1
Copper Abstract, Water
By Rosanna Marmont
31 x 50 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmoont Copper Abstract Page Wire scaled 1
Copper Abstract: Page Wire
By Rosanna Marmont
31 x 60 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmont White Picket Fence ArtMatch
White Picket Fence
By Rosanna Marmont
60 x 60 in

$4,200.00



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Sky Islands
By Rosanna Marmont
48 x 96 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstraction 2
Copper Abstraction II
By Rosanna Marmont
36 x 36 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstraction I ArtMatch
Copper Abstraction I
By Rosanna Marmont
36 x 36 in

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Prairie Sky
By Rosanna Marmont
48 x 60 in

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painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Badlands ArtMatch
Badlands
By Rosanna Marmont
60 x 60 in

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Fallow
By Rosanna Marmont
42 x 47 in

$1,200.00