WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL
Marianne is an artist
who expresses herself mainly in the fields of Fantasy and adventure,
with occasional forays into Science Fiction. She is an Australian
by birth (explains the Koala fixation, doesn't it?) and an American
Resident by choice, since she married her husband, Bob Eggleton,
in 1998 and moved to Rhode Island. Both are artists, and it makes
for a very creative household filled with inspired chaos.
Marianne's art history started in Australia, where she honed her
black and white illustration skills for fan magazines and sometimes
advertising. In the meantime, she painted whatever ideas came
to mind. Oil is her favorite medium, followed by Acrylic, Pastel
and Pencil/Charcoal. For the past year though, Marianne has taken
to using Alkyds because they dry faster than oils, while maintaining
some of the joys of using oil paint. Branching out into other
creative pursuits, Marianne has discovered the joys of sculpting.
Super Sculpey is a favored medium and there have been great results
in molding some of the sculptures and then casting them in resin.
Her "Heartsong" sculpture was the recipient of a Chesley
Award nomination in 2000. Currently, Marianne's work can be found
gracing the covers of "Dreams of Decadence" Magazine,
greeting cards from Milk & Honey Inc. and inside the "Mermaid
and Dolphin" Oracle card deck from Hay House Inc.