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I have always loved art and jewelry, but I did not set out to be an artist. Typical thinking in a traditional Greek family was that of earning money by having some type of marketable skill.

So, I went to college and majored in Business Management and I worked as computer network consultant. During one of my consulting jobs, I met and married my wonderful husband of 22 years. When we had our first son, I decided to quit my computer job to stay home. By the time we had our second son, I desperately needed a creative outlet.

I have always been my own biggest obstacle. Any time I would do anything remotely creative, I would get debilitating headaches. Yet, the urge to create was so strong that in 2001 I decided to learn how to make jewelry. I studied metal smithing, lost wax casting, setting stones and enameling…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 15
  • Joined December 21, 2008

Favorite materials

Metal, Enamel, Semi Precious stones, paints, canvases, paper, pencils

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Marianne Goodell Fine Art and Jewelry

About

I have always loved art and jewelry, but I did not set out to be an artist. Typical thinking in a traditional Greek family was that of earning money by having some type of marketable skill.

So, I went to college and majored in Business Management and I worked as computer network consultant. During one of my consulting jobs, I met and married my wonderful husband of 22 years. When we had our first son, I decided to quit my computer job to stay home. By the time we had our second son, I desperately needed a creative outlet.

I have always been my own biggest obstacle. Any time I would do anything remotely creative, I would get debilitating headaches. Yet, the urge to create was so strong that in 2001 I decided to learn how to make jewelry. I studied metal smithing, lost wax casting, setting stones and enameling.

Around 2011, I was introduced to mixed media and learned to paint faces. Since those early fearful days, I learned that my spirit is content when I allow it to express itself fully. As I break down old beliefs, a joy moves into my creation. I know my well-being depends on me painting or making jewelry. Every creation is a way for me to express my emotions. It is through expressing these emotions that I find my inner peace.

Ultimately, it is my desire to create archetypical emotional figurative art and jewelry infused with symbols and animals to elicit a reflective response in the viewer in an effort to heal an emotion or embody an attitude.


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