”Sketching is central to my sculpture making process. To capture the essence
of an expressive gesture with a few strokes of a pencil — is essential magic.“

 

An off-shoot of Mariannes’s ability to capture a close likeness is watercolor portraiture. Her art career began in watercolor, and she has done many portraits, mostly commissioned, of children, even some animals, working from photographs. See her watercolor portrait work here.