Woodhull Arts Journal

An Interview with Marilyn Fenn by Charles van Heck

Originally published by Charles van Heck on the Woodhull Arts Journal, Whitman Pond, 08/21/2012

The Exploration of Art and Design; Shapes, Color, Lines, and Composition: An Interview with Marilyn Fenn

In his 1925 essay “Hobbies,” Winston Churchill wrote: “Not only does the act of painting divert, rest and stimulate…

Art is not a skill contest, nor an innovation contest. Art is an honesty contest. If we can be precisely who we are, in the most intimate and candid and courageous way, we will start to connect to the universal. Our job as artists is to become powerfully personal in our work, and if we touch the source, the most central wound, the deepest of wells, then we actually touch the universal.

— Ran Ortner, June 2012

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