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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.

Biography

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.

Paintings by Rosanna Marmont

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstract Water scaled 1
Copper Abstract, Water
By Rosanna Marmont
31 X 50 in
$1450 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting mockup The Numbered Treaties Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch
The Numbered Treaties
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 48 in
$2500

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstraction I ArtMatch
Copper Abstraction I
By Rosanna Marmont
36 X 36 in
$1600 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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The Swing
By Rosanna Marmont
45 X 60 in
$3800

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Hayland
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 48 in
$2900 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

The Ring Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch Calgary Original Artwork painting mockup
The Ring
By Rosanna Marmont
35 X 48 in
$1900

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Orange and Black
By Rosanna Marmont
13 X 38 in
$950

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The Leisure Class
By Rosanna Marmont
30 X 48 in
$2100

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Cypress Hills
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 48 in
$2100

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Fire
By Rosanna Marmont
31 X 52 in
$2100

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Set in a Western [Diptych]
By Rosanna Marmont
96 X 96 in
$5200

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Star of Texas Art Match scaled 1
Star of Texas
By Rosanna Marmont
96 X 48 in
$3900

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont White Picket Fence ArtMatch
White Picket Fence
By Rosanna Marmont
60 X 60 in
$3250

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Sky Islands scaled 1
Sky Islands
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 96 in
$4000 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting mockup Rosanna Marmoont Copper Abstract Page Wire scaled 1
Copper Abstract: Page Wire
By Rosanna Marmont
31 X 60 in
$1950

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Storm II
By Rosanna Marmont
36 X 48 in
$2200

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Copper Abstraction 2
Copper Abstraction II
By Rosanna Marmont
36 X 36 in
$1600 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Fallow
By Rosanna Marmont
42 X 47 in
$1200

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Navajo Nation
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 65 in
$4200

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Prairie Sky
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 60 in
$3450 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Copper Abstract: Rain on the Window
By Rosanna Marmont
32.5 X 32.5 in
$1350

painting mockup strawberry milkshake rosanna marmont artmatch
Strawberry Milkshake
By Rosanna Marmont
53 X 67 in
$4200

painting mockup Badlands II Sold copy
Badlands II
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 96 in
$4000 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting mockup Rosanna Marmont Badlands ArtMatch
Badlands
By Rosanna Marmont
60 X 60 in
$3250

Pacific Beach Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch 723x572 1 painting mockup
Pacific Beach
By Rosanna Marmont
53 X 67 in
$3900 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Yellow
By Rosanna Marmont
16 X 37.5 in
$950

painting mockup Paved Paradise Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch
Paved Paradise
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 48 in
$1900

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Snowbird
By Rosanna Marmont
32 X 35 in
$1500

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New Mexico
By Rosanna Marmont
36 X 48 in
$2100

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Sundown
By Rosanna Marmont
48 X 96 in
$4000 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

Field Rosanna Marmont ArtMatch Calgary Original Artwork painting mockup
Field
By Rosanna Marmont
19.5 X 21.5 in
$750

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Copper Sea
By Rosanna Marmont
32 X 32 in
$1900

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The Hill
By Rosanna Marmont
24 X 49 in
$1350 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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