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Thank you for your interest in a custom commission!

All inquiries are welcome. I am happy to collaborate with you to create a custom artwork for your space.  Please feel free to ask any questions, I am flexible with reproductions, color and dimensions. All artworks are entirely handmade, that means you can customize the colors in one of my designs that you already love or we can work together to create a new painting or sculpture.

For orders please contact or email me at marie@mariemckenzie.com.

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Landmark I & II Atrium Projects, Orlando, FL

Oil on Canvas

48" x 60"

These four oil paintings on canvas were commissioned specifically for the entry atriums of two sister commercial buildings in Orlando, Florida. The abstract design that was inspired by the flora of Florida and aims to play on the viewer’s sense of depth. The commissioning agency, interior designer and I worked together to collaborate in color palette and aesthetics. Each of these paintings started with a sketch and then a small mock up to scale. The commission included hand built walnut custom floater frames  for each painting.

Prairie Fire
Prairie Fire

2015 Phoenix Awards, Lawrence, KS Photo courtesy of the Kansas Land Trust

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Prairie Fire
Prairie Fire

Detail of awards at ceremony

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Praire Fire
Praire Fire

Phoenix Awards 2015 Ceremony

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Phoenix Awards, Lawrence, KS

Salvaged Wood & Glass
8" x 12" x 4"

I had the great honor of being invited to create six awards for the 2015 Phoenix Awards Ceremony in Lawrence, Kansas. For this occasion and inspired by the Phoenix, I wanted to represent the natural life cycle of the prairie. To depict the hottest burning point of fire, I added cobalt blue glass to the waving Tallgrass series design. The wooden slats were comprised of various salvaged woods, the base was made of cherry and the hardware created from maple.

Tallgrass II, Lawrence, KS

Wood and Acrylic Paint

37” x 62” x 7”

 

Tallgrass II was a much larger project, a 5 foot by 3 foot sculpture. This artwork contains more than 200 slats of salvaged woods, including pine, walnut, cottonwood, cedar, ipe, poplar, douglas fir and maple. In this process, I enjoyed steam bending and experimenting with engineering a winding wooden armature that gave way to undulating slats.

Enigma II & Enigma I

Oil on canvas

 

This commission began from clients liking a specific work found on my website. I recreated the chosen painting with minor changes, possibly only in palette.

Shoreline & Shoreline II

Oil on canvas

 

Inspired from a past work but not bound to the original image, the brushwork became more apparent in Shoreline II. In the end, all paintings are originals, made by hand and no two will ever look identical.

Elephants II & Elephants I

Oil on canvas

 

This gives a look at how the mockup, Elephants I, evolved through completion. The final painting included elongated tusks on the mother and a slight change in color palette.

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Land's End II

Oil on canvas 

24"x 60"

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Land's End I

Oil on canvas

Mock up for commission

12" x 24"

Land's End II

In-studio progress detail