Port Isabel Library welcomes artist Marne Law

During the month of April artwork by local artist Marne Law is being displayed at the Port Isabel Library.

A master of many types of artistic media, Law lets the subject of her paintings dictate her style and enjoys experimenting with techniques. One of her most popular techniques is what she calls her “illusionary style.”

It is extremely time intensive and can take up to 3 months to complete one painting. She builds the painting’s composition within geometric shapes which are formed by paint flowing across the paper.

The result is detailed figures within blocks of translucent pastel colored watercolors. She also displays her sense of humor in the subjects she selects and encourages the viewer to look at her subjects differently by tilting the subject or the viewer’s vantage point.

Law studied art in Colorado and taught art education for 24 years before turning to education administration. In addition to her formal training, she has taken many workshops taught by renowned artists.

She has earned numerous awards and ribbons for her artwork. Among the many awards are Best of Show in the Artists of Minnesota Show and the Octavia Arndson award at the Brownsville International Art Show. Last year she won the Mayor’s Award for “Outstanding Artist for an Achievement” for her watercolor titled “The Neighborhood” at the Brownsville International Show.

Law still enjoys teaching and conducts workshops throughout the valley. She regularly teaches watercolors at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery in Port Isabel, where she displays and sells her work.

She often takes commissions and paints portraits, landscapes, and pets. She can be reached through the Laguna Madre Art Gallery at 405 E. Maxan St. or at marne@rgv.rr.com.

Law’s work will remain on display throughout the month of April at the Port Isabel Public Library, 213 Yturria St. For library hours phone 956-943-1822. There is no admission fee to see the display.