Digital Collages — Seasonal Flowers and Architectural designs

Seasonal Flowers Digital Collages:

My seasonal flowers are digital collages using my images of paintings with flowers and architectural elements added. I think they are really cheerful! Clockwise from top left: Summer Sunflower, Winter Rose, Spring Daisy, Maura’s Daisy*, Summer Sand Dollar, and Fall Flower.

Matted Prints are $50* (image 7×7″, mats 12×12″)

*Note: 50% of sales of Maura’s Daisy goes to Maura’s Voice a non-profit started in memory of the daughter of a friend who was the victim of gun violence: https://maurasvoice.org/

Architectural Digital Collages:

“Stairway to the Unexplored” and “Climbing to New Heights” (below) are also digital collages. The backgrounds are from my paintings “Aquatic Pirouette” “Aquatic Expanse” before the beads were added. The stairs are superimposed over the images. I plan to make more of these in 2020! Contact me about prices.

Totes & Zippered Bags

I use the seasonal flowers and some of my paintings on totes and zippered bags.
Each bag is a little different.

Tote and zipper bags 1800x1800 by HMV Marek

Bags are $25.

The 13×13″ tote bags are available in several different colors and large enough for a computer tablet, papers, few groceries, etc.

The 9×6″ zippered bags are flat with a long rope shoulder strap that’s great for travel or dancing when you don’t want to leave your purse on the table. They are available in black and natural and have beaded zipper pull.

Round Rock Arts “ReImagine” show — up until April 4

Great “ReImagine” Opening at the RR Texas State Campus. What a great art/music/dance show! Dancing by the Rock Rock Ballet Folklorico, music by Central Texas Philharmonic, and lots and lots of art by over 60 artists!

Thanks to my family for supporting me, and it was great to see so many fellow artists — and get to meet some new folks too! The show is up until April 4, so go by and check it out. RR Texas State Campus 1555 University.

Texas State (SWT San Marcos) is my alma mater, so I’m especially excited to be in this exhibit!

Art for the People Gallery Opening

What a fun evening for the Opening of Art for the People Gallery’s shows:
Art of Celebration, Celebrities – People & Pets, and Art Art Art. AftP is a beautiful gallery and gift shop at 1711 S. First Street in Austin. Show runs through April. Stop by and soak in all the beautiful art. Visit their webpage to purchase art: https://artforthepeoplegallery.com/

Super Excited to be in a Couple of Upcoming Art Shows!

 

HM TxState Campus RR ReImagine I’m super excited that three of my pieces are in upcoming shows in the Austin area.

“Aquatic Pirouette” (above) will be in the Round Rock Arts “ReImagine” show at the Texas State University, Round Rock Campus. The show runs Feb 28-April 4, 2020. This is especially dear to my heart since I got my BFA in Commercial Art from Texas State (then Southwest Texas State) in San Marcos.

And two of my works — “Change of Seasons” and “Stairway to the Unexplored” will be in the Art of Celebration show at Art for the People Gallery, a wonderful gallery in South Austin. The show runs through April 25, 2020.

Four Seasons Horz done 2

Change of Seasons” by Helen Mary V. Marek (2019)
Four 6×6” Panels (Acrylic and Misc. Items on Canvas Board) Mounted on Stained Basswood and Branches. 35 x 13 x 2” (plus branches)
I prefer this vertically, but it can either direction (shown horizontal).
$450.00 (available from AftP)
Meaning/Inspiration: Each 6×6” panel represents a season – the icy blue of Winter, the blossoming green of Spring, the cool colors of the beach in Summer, and the russet change of colors and twirling winds of Autumn – all mounted on wood and branches representing the tree of life.

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Stairway to the Unexplored” by Helen Mary V. Marek (2019)
Digital collage. Printed on Metal. Beaded detail on frame. 9.5 x 13.5
$75.00 (available from AftP)
Meaning/Inspiration: A mystical stairway leads up into an unknown space created by swirling colors. Where do the stairs lead? What adventures lie ahead? What mysteries await?

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Aquatic Pirouette by Helen Mary V. Marek (2019)
Acrylic on Canvas board with beads and string 2019 12 x 16”
$275.00 SOLD
Inspiration: The swirling ocean and twirling ocean life between the fertile land, the breaking waves, the majestic sky, and the twirling swirling life that inhabits them all.

Happy Holidays from TFI!

As many of you know, in addition to my acrylic abstracts, jewelry, photos, etc., I’m a graphic designer. I’ve worked for Technology Futures, Inc., an Austin-based research and consulting company, for many years.

Each year we at TFI create our own holiday cards around a current event or trend. My father, John Vanston, writes the verse, and I design the card around the chosen theme. This year we chose Artificial Intelligence, which is especially fitting since — in addition to his work in communications forecasting and valuation — my brother, TFI’s President Lawrence Vanston, has an interest in AI. Earlier this year, his article “Forecasting the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Another Voice” was published in the Foresight journal and he spoke on the topic at the recent Foresight Practitioner Conference. My sister, Carrie Vanston, The Alligator Wrangler, also helps with advice on the theme and wording. It is definitely a family effort!Microsoft Word - 2019 AI Holiday Card.docx

I hope you enjoy the AI greeting! I genuinely wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

Featured artist at the 3LG

Grove of Grandeur

I’m honored and excited to be invited to be the featured artist for November at the cool local Pflugerville wine bar, the Three Legged Goat. The opening on Friday, Nov 8, 6:30-8:30. Stop by the 3LG when you can for a great glass of wine or beer. They have live music on the weekends, and a warm welcome spirit all the time.

The featured piece “Grove of Grandeur” is made of painted acrylic tubes with accents of beads and tiny lights.

A Change in Seasons & Cattails

The four squares in “A Change of Seasons” represent winter, spring, summer & fall and the wooden board and branches represent the changing colors of a nature. It can hang vertically or horizontally. Acrylic and misc objects on canvas panels, wood and branches. 2019, 13×36″ plus the branches. $450.

In the back (left) is “Cattails” Acrylic Paint & Paint with Branches. Repurposed clay and iron stand. Lights. The acrylic tube portion is approx 24×20″ but with the stand and branches, it stands 6-7′ tall. 2019 $450

Cattails and 4 Seasons 2

Four Seasons Horz done 2

EAST Austin Studio Tour 2019

I’m excited to be part of Art 84 during the EAST Austin Studio Tour, Nov 16-17 & 23-24, 2019 and looking forward to another great year of Music + Art + Dance.


Stop by and see me and the other artists in November!
• 500 Art 84 | Dance + Music + Art
• 501 Melanie Hickerson
• 502 Helen Mary Vanston Marek
• 503 Harrison Marek
• 504 Luna Davis
• 505 Kim Eitze
• 506 Justin C. Gordon
• 507 Eve Larson
• 508 Yoyo Pong
• 509 Randall Soileau
• 510 Digital Den
• 511 Art From The Streets