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I am Marine Strage, a French artist based in Sausalito, California.

I studied Fine Art in London at Central St. Martin’s and have lived in California since 2013. My work is collected all over the US and Europe. 

I have been selected for the 2019 Crocker Kingsley juried show, published in the 2021 Artists of the Bay Area book, in the Art Folio Annual 2021 and 2022 and in the American ArtWork 2024 book. I have participated in many group shows in the Bay Area.

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My art revolves around the dynamic interplay of Nature and Culture. Inspired by the organic beauty of nature and the structured elegance of architecture, my style blends abstract expressionism with geometrical elements.
I draw my inspiration from the many landscapes that I have encountered, from the windswept coast of Brittany where I spent my childhood to the radiant vistas of California where I now live. I use my memories for colors and atmosphere as a starting point before getting into the flow of creating an image that emerges though the process itself.

Using mostly natural pigments, I invite viewers to contemplate the nuanced relationship between Nature and Culture.


Art Education 2021: Stanford Continuing Studies " Advance your Art" 7 weeks workshop with     Michael Azgour, Jan-March 2015-2020:  Ongoing workshops in CA (Teacher: Kate Temple, Director of Studies Art Space NYC). Watercolor and Charcoal techniques  2004: MA Fine Arts in Painting 1st year, Central St Martins School of Arts London UK 2003: HNC (Higher National Certificate in Fine Arts), London, UK  2002: Foundation year at Heatherley school of Art, London, UK Academic Education  1986-1991     Sorbonne University Paris (CELSA), France: MA in Sciences of       Communication and Information, specialization Marketing and Advertising Professional experience  2000-2001     BBH London, Ad agency. UK. Account Director  1991-2000     Ogilvy and Mather, Ad agency Paris, France. Worldwide Account Director Juried Shows:  2023: Art Collide- Order and Chaos online juried show- Nov-Dec 2023: Trinity Art gallery Sacramento- 7th juried exhibition 15Oct- 5 Nov. Trinity Cathedral Juror: Sandra Jean Ceas 2023: Belvedere Tiburon Library ART TALK: Laura Ryan Art historian and curator  Juried show " By 94920 Celebrating creativity" Aug- 17th-Oct 22nd 2022: Strictly Abstract O Hanlon Juried by Emebet Korn Desta Gallery Mill Valley, June -July Monochromatic O'Hanlon center for the Arts, Mill Valley.Juried by Suzanne  Gray from Seager Gray gallery. 2 pieces selected ​What is Art For? Marin MOCA , Novato. Juried show ​ 2021: Moments of reflexion O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill valley. juried by         Emebet Korn, Desta gallery 2019: Crocker Kingsley Exhibition: Blue Lines Gallery, Roseville CA- 79th annual, Show Juried by Daniel Pagel from LA Times)- Oil on canvas 60”x38”   The Art of the Spirit , O'Hanlon Center for the Art, Mill Valley CA: Juried byJulie Zener Gallery.  Feast of Color, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley juried by Leslie Allen  Mix media 24”x24”                 2018: Essence of water, O 'Hanlon Mill Valley. Juried by Kay Carlson and StephenEhret - Photograph 16”x24”. 2016: RED, O ‘Hanlon Mill Valley  Watercolor on paper. 24”x18” 2015: Myths and Inner landscapes ,O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA Charcoal Drawing 24”x18” ​ Galleries/Art consultants partnership: 2023: Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art - Annual Trunk show- Nov  2022: Artsource consulting: exhibition at the Mills Building SF- June -October UC hasting SF: group show- several paintings exhibited til Jan 2023 2021: Chandra Cerrito Art Advisors: Commission of an installation for UCSF children Hospital 2021: Simon Breitbard annual Trunk show sale November  ​Trinity House SF ( small oil paintings selection) Publications: American Artwork 2024 Art Folio Annual 2022 Art Folio Annual 2021- publication of a collection of the best abstract and contemporary artists - Douglas King Artists of the Bay Area 2021- Book under the imprint of Jen Tough Gallery​ ​ Solo exhibitions 2022: Throckmorton theatre gallery Mill Valley- October 2019: Four Barrell San Francisco: Odyssey the Pursuit of Light. April-May  Tiburon Lodge Restaurant, CA.The Spirit of Spring-Paintings.May-December  Branded Mill Valley CA,The Spirit of Spring Paintings and Photographs.  2018: Tiburon Peninsula Club: "Life force. Paintings series. Feb-April ​ Group exhibitions, Fairs and Open Studios 2021: Bay Model ICB "Time and Tide" show : Nov-Dec  2020: Superfine Art fair San Francisco. Fort Mason, Feb/March  2020-19: Trinity House Gallery SF : selection of 12 small paintings and prints,  2019: ICB Winter Open Studio,CA Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe Art Fair, July .New Mexico 2018: Berkeley Art center CA: Annual Member Show, Painting Rhythm- Oil on canvas,  ICB Winter Open Studios, Sausalito , CA 2017: Marin Civic center San Rafael: group exhibit ICB Artists for 50th Anniversary ICB Winter Open Studios, Sausalito, CA 2016: ICB Winter Open Studios Sausalito CA  2015: ICB Winter Open studios Sausalito CA Private Commissions: 2022: Oil painting 48"x72" SF-Stinson sunset 2021: Oil painting 36"x60" Mill valley- Oil painting 48"x72" Tiburon 2021: Oil painting Golden Gate Bridge 48"x36", Belvedere 2020: Oil painting 40”x30”, St Helena , CA, 4 paintings 2019: Installation of 20 mix media pieces, Tiburon , CA 2019: Oil painting 48”x60”, Tiburon , CA 2019: Oil painting 30”x40”, Tiburon, CA  2018: Installation of 4 large mix media pieces, Tiburon , CA 2017: Installation of 5 large mix media pieces, Tiburon, CA ​ Corporate Commission 2021: Oil painting 6x7ft, Sacramento. Real Estate Office lobby ​ Online Shows 2020   Fusion Art Gallery- Waterscapes 2020   Grey Cube gallery- Landscapes  Memberships: Art2Life ICBAA Berkeley Art Center Marin Moca

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