Marianne Kolb

Gallery Affiliations: Hespe Gallery, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Julie Nester Gallery

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://mariannekolb.com

City / State: Oakland, CA

I live in Oakland, California—a multicultural city worlds away from the small farming village where I grew up in Switzerland. My paintings are informed by many different voices, sounds, smells, and unexpected encounters. Conversations ensue. Memories and thoughts are triggered and shared. Perceptions are challenged. I carry the sensations left by these interactions back into the studio and translate them into paintings. I believe that these conversations continue long after the paintings are completed and have a life of their own.