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Artist Spotlight: Marcia Priestley


Artwork has always been a feature of our planners since the beginning! 

The perfect piece of art has the ability to completely transform our planners and set the mood, evoking feelings of joy and inspiration.

We are so excited to be introducing Marcia Priestley, the artist behind our Signature Weekly Neutral cover Soirée

About Marcia Priestley

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I was always a creative child and relished in any art class offered to me in my childhood years at school. I later studied Interior Design and enjoyed a steadfast career in the industry until in my early thirties, when my children were just 6 + 8 years old I was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive cancer. 

What followed was three years of treatment and during this time I fell back into my love for painting and drawing. I began by drawing little characters my girls as a way of connecting to them and in turn they adored them, soon they started asking questions about each character.

 So I wrote some little stories for them. I wanted them to have something tangible they could connect with of I didnt make it but instead I found so much enjoyment creating for them, that I soon forgot about my illness and our home magically turned into a place of healing and happiness again, instead of a place of dread. 

Art truly was my magical antidote that helped to heal me. 

Australian Artist,  Marcia Priestley ’ evokes an alluring narrative fluent with emotion using acrylic and mixed media application. Creating serene viewings, lyrical tones are sculptured and composed from her loose, longitudinal arrangements or pattern formation creating movement, body, texture & difference.

Tempering romanticism, realism, simplicity and energy, life is captured in her creative process, shaping her symbolic and harmonious style. 

Commonly changing subject tone by painting a set series of works at one time, Marcia’s themes are feminal, eloquent and serene, revealing a compelling narrative often reflecting her feelings associated with her immediate experience, memories or desires.

"I paint because it's my sanctuary, a refuge where I find solace and healing. Each stroke is a release, a cathartic expression of emotions that are often too complex for words. In the rhythm of my brush against the canvas, I discover a therapeutic dance that soothes the wounds of the soul. Painting is not just an artistic endeavor; it's a healing source that mends the fractures within, allowing me to confront, process, and ultimately transcend the challenges of life. The colors I choose and the forms I create become a visual language for my inner healing journey, a testament to the transformative power of art as a therapeutic medium”

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