MARIANNE BERNSEN CANVAS FLOOR  CLOTHS                                     
                MARIANNE BERNSEN 
                       TUCSON, AZ

My canvas floor cloths are all one of a kind "floor paintings." They emphasize color and pattern, and each one is an original canvas painting, but made as a durable floor cloth. I make them on a large work table in my studio, and then let them visually "age" on the wall. I work on only one floor cloth at a time, and find that lets me play more with color, pattern and texture.

I am influenced by a considerable group of artists. The works of Sonia Delaunay, Claude Matisse, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, as well as the artistic inventions of Christian Lacroix, Iris Apfel, Alexander Calder, all inspire me. The architecture of Morocco, the outside wall colors of Mexican casitas, the textiles of Merrimeko, the style photos in womens magazines and lots of campy haute couture creations all enter into ideas for my designs.

I discuss all these influences in my floor cloth classes, given in my art studio. More info on classes: see DETAIL OF CLASSES above.

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