Marla Thirsk

Painter
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I have lived in Ucluelet many years now. Proudly wear the "Ucluelet's Artist" title. Involved in or organized numerous art endeavors or festivals throughout this time; painted many of the murals you see around town, designed a goodly amount of posters for various events and was the Arts Society President 6 times. My artwork has been published in many publications; won awards and gone across the globe. I've done numerous commissions. I refuse to be 'pigeon-holed' artistically. Am fiercely brave in exploring many mediums and genres. I paint or create every day. I live in my art as such that my home is my studio. I don't have a table - my easel is in that place. I'm inspired by books. I'm inspired by poetry. I'm inspired by music. I'm inspired by dreams. I'm inspired by people. It took me until I was 40 to believe in myself. Never regretted becoming my true artistic self. It really is about embracing your passion. Everything I paint has a story to tell. Reflecting Spirit Gallery and the Mark Penney Gallery in Ucluelet carry my work. *images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the artist.