Marianne Nix is a London based artist and is concerned with people’s impact on nature and nature’s impact on us.
Marianne Nix likes to explore the boundaries between abstract and figurative art. She experiments with using traditional art making tools and the digital tools of computer and photography.
The impact of digital technology has transformed human expression. New tools can enhance the artist’s creative process towards innovative and unexplored paths.
Series of work
Marianne uses Cyanotype photography, one of the earliest photographic techniques developed in the 19th Century. Her new work plays with the shadow and light created by the exotic palm leaves of the Chusan palm. This palm originated from the region of the Himalayas to Central China. Marianne now finds this palm growing in her neighbours’s garden in London.
An extraordinary visit to Antarctica introduced Marianne to the 19th Century explorers of the region. The light of the air and the blues of the frozen ice inspired Marianne to use the blues of the Cyanotype to create her artworks. She combined the use of digital technology to create a series of evocative photographs on thick Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.
The local surroundings of Hampstead and the Heath inspire Marianne in her work. For instance, well known people through out history have lived there. For example, Piet Mondrian, Sigmund Freud, Keats, Henry Moore. A series of work includes theirs and other signatures in the ripples of waters that collect on Hampstead Heath and surrounds.
Charles Darwin and JD Hooker correspondence
uan ongoing series of work Marianne Nix looks at the correspondence of Charles Darwin and JD Hooker during their long friendship and exchange of ideas before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species. These letters started Marianne’s obsession with palms and plant explorers. Their legacy is the changed landscape of Britain.
Marianne’s work is represented by a selection of galleries.
Ebb.flo gallery via the Affordable Art Fair Online – International sales
Gallery Christian Collin, Paris, France – You may visit this gallery near the Louvre to view a selection of Marianne Nix prints
Rise Art – Marianne is a featured artist on international curated gallery based in London
Affordable Art Fair Online – International curated gallery based in London
Eleanor Elizabeth Arts – beautifully curated gallery based in Knutsford, Cheshire
Saatchi Art – International online gallery including USA
Singulart – International online curated gallery based in Paris selling worldwide
Artbridge – Curated for architects and interior designers based in London
2011 – 2019 Marianne Nix work exhibited annually with i-contemporary art and now ebb.flo gallery at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead and Battersea.
2021 Gallery Christian Collin at the international Salon du livre et de l’estampe au Grand Palais, Paris, France
2020 Gallery Christian Collin at the international Salon du livre et de l’estampe au Grand Palais, Paris, France
2011 – 2019 i-contemporary Gallery at Affordable Art Fairs London
2017 Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, Printmakers Inc
2016 The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Bankside Gallery London
2015 Fifty Years of Artist Prints, Printmakers Council, Bankside Gallery London
2015 Works on Paper, City of London Barbican Library
2014 Burgh House Museum Hampstead, London
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2012 – 14 The 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition travelling the UK
2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2012 Margate Gallery Group Exhibition with the Printmakers Council
2012 UCLH Arts Group Exhibition with the Printmakers Council
2010 Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, London June 8th – June 20th.
2005 Burgh House Museum Hampstead, London.
2005 Exhibition at Lauderdale House Gallery, Highgate, London.
Victoria & Albert Museum London Print collection, Private collections in the UK, Norway, Italy, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia
National Open Art Competition 2014
Threadneedle prize 2012
Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2013
Middlesex University London MA digital interactive media 1999
University of Gloucestershire BA(hons) fashion design 1982
University of the Creative Arts Farnham – Arts foundation 1978
Related work experience
Director/Producer cultural video documentaries NHK Japan Broadcasting 1989-1998
Digital media product manager Vodafone 2000 – 2003
Publications & Press:
British International Mini print exhibition catalogue ISBN 9780906067031