🇺🇸 It was my 4th Independence Day holiday in the US and I celebrated it to the fullest. I’ve lived in two countries for long time so far: China, where I was born and raised by my families, and United States, where I started from zero and defined who Tinsley is. I don’t want to praise my motherland because I was born there or criticize it because I saw the dark sides of it. Every country has its beauties and problems. I chose to stay in the states for a while because it pretty much doesn’t feel like a country, but rather, it’s an epitome of the world, and an idealistic symbol of “the best” for talents in numerous fields. You are at the forefront of all the big breakthroughs politically, economically, technologically, as US is playing the critical role in global issues. You are surrounded and embraced by open-minded, innovative, and passionate individuals from different ethnicities and backgrounds. I see myself as a citizen of the world. I want to be inspired by creativity everywhere, be challenged by all types of adventures, make friends with every kind soul, help out people in need regardless of where they are. After all, life is about experiencing not accomplishing, influencing not gaining. Home is where love is, and love is everywhere. #unitedstates#embracing#globalcitizen
We are thrilled to host an exhibit by artist Marian Daniel Keown. Marian is a native of Ohio County. The exhibit will run from Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 20 during The Main Place's regular hours.
Marian didn’t start painting until 2000, while working as a graphic artist for Grey Wolf Studio, in Hawesville, Kentucky. Debbie Atwell Beck, local artist and owner of Grey Wolf, convinced Marian to join in one of her Oil Painting Art Classes. Taking on a potrait of her little Pomeranian, when she was finished…she was hooked.
Focusing on things she loved, Marian started painting Old Barns, Flowers, and Birdhouses. She would notice things differently, like the way the trees hit the sky, the clouds, flowers and buildings in a new way.
Marian has participated in several Art Shows that Grey Wolf Studio has put on in Hawesville and Perry County, Indiana. Through these and Facebook, she has sold many of her paintings and brought more attention to her gift. She has been commissioned to paint several pieces and sold many of her favorite paintings.
For many years Marian had painted oil paintings and made Christmas Cards to send to friends and family. Many of her paintings have been made into note cards, prints and giclee. She also uses different mediums to create abstract art and flowers on old antique windows and abstract acrylic pieces.
Marian and, her husband, Todd live in Hawesville, Kentucky.