Marlene Llanes

The Sequence of Life
Stronger Roots
Castle

About the artist

Marlene Llanes is a surrealist artist who paints intriguing images that evoke a sense of peace. By creating unusual combinations of everyday objects with natural elements, Marlene’s works take the viewer to a grounded fantasy. Through the use of light and shadows Marlene creates a sense of depth that draws the viewer into a peaceful dreamlike scene.

Marlene has shown her work in numerous exhibits in Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. Three of her works are part of public permanent collections. In 2012 she was invited to Valloria, Italy to paint one of their doors for their Outdoor Museum of the Painted Doors.

Marlene has received multiple awards. In 1998 Marlene was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study illustration in the USA. She finished her master's degree in Fine Arts (Illustration) at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000. In 1997 Marlene graduated as a graphic designer from Universidad Vasco de Quiroga in Morelia, Mexico.

Besides working on her surrealist paintings, Marlene has also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for newspapers, printing companies, advertising agencies, and publishing companies.

Marlene is also passionate about teaching. She has taught college at the Art Institute of Austin and children at Art Plus Academy as well as private lessons to adults.

Marlene was born in Morelia, Mexico. She currently lives in Austin, TX. She is a proud dual citizen.

 





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