Marian MacKerer is a contemporary still life painter who has been working in oil for the past fourteen years. After a retail management career and raising two children, Marian started painting in 2005 taking an informal acrylic class which led to completing an AFA in Studio Art from Montgomery College, Rockville, MD in 2008. She is a recent resident of Southport, North Carolina, and is a member of Associated Artists of Southport, The Artisans of St James, and Wilmington Art Association. She has won awards in juried shows and exhibits locally at the Franklin Gallery and the Artisans Gallery on Howe in Southport, NC.
Marian strives for capturing three dimensional qualities on a flat canvas, emphasizing light and shadows to capture a realistic still life. She uses a bold palette and stages her compositions with everyday objects. Using both large and small format, Marian tells a story through her compositions to connect the viewer to familiar memories.