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Enchanted Trees I-IV

Enchanted Trees I-IV

By Marielle Uprichard


Original artworks

Paint and gold leaf

Set of four


£275 each


Marielle's miniature artworks are they very personification of 'precious little' and, therefore, ideal for our spring 2024 theme.


She works with tiny detail and vibrant colour to create this emblematic-style of tree - an appealing  nursery concept in its simplicity of form yet with light and shade and a sense of pure joy in nature and colour.


Along with her miniature mica abstract pieces, these small paintings, beautifully framed at Eight Bells Framing in Tetbury, are designed to be hung as a set and enjoyed, close up, as small visual treasures. 


    Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Marielle has spent most of her life in Africa. She studied History of art and at Stellenbosch University and then went on to work as a textile designer in Cape Town. She later moved to Zimbabwe where she started her journey as a full-time artist.


    In 1997 she emigrated to the UK and settled in a picturesque Cotswold village where she paints in her studio today. Her work has been exhibited in Africa and the UK.


    Marielle’s inspiration derives from her colourful background and her love for nature. She strives to create a relationship between both the visible world and the ‘inner landscape’, a kind of dialogue which finds expression through the use of various techniques, materials and colours. Each painting evokes a unique atmosphere, often a peaceful mood.


    Her African roots have inspired her to experiment with different media, such as pigments mixed with oil and cold wax. The diverse media, combined with unusual tools and equipment - for example a porcupine quill for fine detail - enable her to express herself and, in turn, create a close connection with the subject matter.


    “I have discovered a great freedom within myself in using colour as a vehicle to manifest my thoughts and feelings. The colour is no longer bound by form but expands onto the canvas or board to evoke a memory or a vision of a horizon; a threshold experience from which colours either emerge or recede as they are infused by light or darkness.” 

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