Marian Hyland

Marian Hyland's practice centres around the relationships of space, shape and colour created by the interplay between drawing, painting and collage.

Marian wants each piece to not only ‘surprise' her but also the viewer, wanting them to see a painting they not only connect with, but one that continually holds the elements of intrigue and mystery


She looks for the underlying abstract qualities in everything around her and is often drawn to textures and marks left behind through decay and neglect. Expressive mark marking, surface textures, layers and the history of the underpainting are all important factors within the work. Her paintings evolve intuitively, working to find rather than make the image. Every mark challenges her to search and find a solution.