Marjorie L. Rizzo
The goal of my work has been to transform an idea, event, gesture or emotion into a visually engaging painting. Watercolor is the medium I prefer because of its uncontrollable/controllable nature.
Color magic happens when you let the paint and water run and merge together. As I watch this mingling, conflicting decisions must be made that heighten and intensify the painting experience: should I control the placement of color or let it go, how much contrast, how many shapes, how dark, how light, what should be dominant.
For 30 years my husband and I worked with clay. I loved opening the kiln. When we lifted the lid, you witnessed how fire and heat transformed matt glazes into shimmering colors. That same thrill occurs now while painting and watching the paint and water create wondrous colors on white paper.
My life-long dream is to bring together the elements and principles of art in such a way that my paintings radiate my thoughts---how to make the invisible, visible.
Marjorie L. Rizzo is a juried member of the New England Watercolor Society; Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit, Maine; and Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead, MA.
Her work may be seen at the Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine