Marianne Nix’s artwork is concerned with accumulated influences.
Marianne Nix is particularly interested in mixing things up. Her interest lies in exploring the boundaries between abstract and figurative as well as the cross over of traditional art making 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. 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 London gardens.
An extraordinary visit to Antarctica inspired a series of Cyanotypes, a technique developed when explorers of the region were exchanging ideas during the Victorian era. A then new photographic technique is combined with the use of modern digital technology to create a series of evocative photographs on thick Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.
Working on her art in Hampstead London, Marianne is inspired by her local surroundings and those who live and have lived there such as Piet Mondrian, Sigmund Freud, Keats, Henry Moore. This series of work includes their signatures in the ripples of waters that collect on Hampstead Heath and surrounds
Charles Darwin and JD Hooker correspondence
As part of an 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.
Exhibited widely, Collected Internationally
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.
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