Marianna Hamilton Ross

Exhibit August 9 - Sept 2, 2024

Artist reception August 9, 6 - 8 pm.

During her expansive career, Marianna Hamilton Ross created art that presents visceral and emotive responses to the natural world. Her process is far from sedentary as she draws daily, as her deep connection to nature drives her creativity and leads to long, contemplative hours spent outdoors. She produces drawings, watercolors, and paintings, and uses batik to create textiles in both two and three-dimensional forms. Batik entered her creative process in 1970, and she oscillates between focusing on one media over the other.

Over the course of her long career, Ross’s work strikes a balance between figural representation and abstraction in her nature-inspired subject matter. Often embodying lyricism and physical strength, her figural forms emerge and recede as part of the earth. Despite the many decades of successful teaching, Ross holds on to the role of student. She is forever learning, challenging herself, and carefully studying nature, art, and their ongoing aesthetic and philosophical relationships.
(Text quoted from the “Fusion” solo exhibit catalog 2015, Seminole State College, Fine Arts Gallery. Written by Amy Galpin, PhD, Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park FL.)
Marianna continues to paint prolifically and exhibits widely in Florida and throughout the US.

To find out more about Marianna and her work visit: mariannahamiltonross.com

Learn more about the Mount Dora Art League HERE.


Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery is located at 138 E. 5th Ave  Mount Dora, FL

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