Mareva Millarc Statement
Inspired by the love of painting and the awe of natural phenomena that I come across in daily life, I immerse myself into each piece guided by pure intuition and insight.
Working with oil, acrylic, ink, or mixed media, and through layered application of bold line-work, organic shapes, and vibrant colors, my creative process unfolds moment to moment and each piece reveals its own identity. Rather than perfect balance what I seek is structural unity and visual harmony of the interplay among texture, shape and color.
I eagerly explore the wild places where hidden feelings dwell. Free of representational reference, my paintings are an abstract translation of my inner and outer world, leaving it up to the beholder to trust their interpretation and find their own connection and meaning. So as you journey into my pieces, as Wendell Berry put it, I invite you to “come into the peace of wild things… come into the presence of still water… rest in the grace of the world, and [be] free.