Sunday, February 17, 2013

Le Bangle!

 Here are some of my latest dear folk, I have had a lot of fun creating these pieces and have some very special pigments indeed, ranging from The flinders which have 600 million year old colours through to  the Blue Mountains, a little younger in age but possess the same rich beauty you come to expect to see from Australian pigments.

Also, the other day when working in the studio I realised that when I think of a colour now I don't think of it by name any more; orange,yellow, blue and so on but rather in place, I caught myself thinking that a bangle I was working on needed some Iga Warta, a beautiful place in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia that is a hot spot for ochres, with a little Megalong Valley and finished of with some Austinmer!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Flinders Ranges

Well I'm back from the Flinders Ranges and already I miss it. I know I haven't even scratched the surface there and I look forward to travelling there again.

24 new colours in total and some of those really surprised me, from light green through to subtle blue.

The highlight of the trip was a visit to Iga Warta in the northen Flinders. John, an Adnyamathanha man who grew up there, took me and my family out to the ochre pits and very kindly allowed me to collect some of their sacred ochres - red, purple, yellow, white and olive.

The ochres are very important to indigenous culture. For tens of thousands of years and into the present day they have been used as currency for trade, in spiritual rights of passage, as medicine and in initiations and other ceremonies. To be permitted access and insight to these colours is a great honour and I am very appreciative.

I've processed the majority of colours and I'm over the moon with my new palette. I'm painting with some of the oldest pigments the planet has to offer, pigments that have come through a gulf of time I cannot begin to fathom.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hi All
Hope you're well and forging along strong!
Just to let you know I'm on TWITTER! Finally I know, it really is a good way to share.
You can find me with this
Hope to see you there!

Also a little piece for my show coming up at Peter Walker Fine At in Adelaide on the 21st of march!
Im going to drive over then head up into the desert to collect pigments, follow the progress on twitter if you like!

Pyrography, ochres, eucalypt sap, bark wash, coriopsis flower and plane tree charcoal on ply
30 by 31 cm



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Time Lapse

"Anonymous caller"

This piece is based on a guy who lit a bush fire then rang the police to report it under the guise of a good samaritan!
He was caught a few months after the incident.
I collected the charcoal and ash for this piece from the fire site, it was very eerie, so quite and completely void of its original identity!

Quantum mechanics"


"The very naughty french curator"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wearable Art

Dearest Followers,
I’ve created a line of wearable art pieces for the simple reason that it’s great to wear art! These are little tributes to nature; they come from the same inspiration as my big pieces. Some are abstract, reflecting the building blocks of nature, while others are representations of animals etcetera. Some are big and chunky, others are more streamlined.

These are individual pieces of art, which come signed and labelled on the back. I want them to be recognisable Marrs, with all the obvious earth tones and style.

I get the same sense of satisfaction and fun from creating these pieces as I do my large works and I hope you enjoy them too.

Please use this address to see the full selection at my website.

Kindest regards

Friday, October 14, 2011

Launch of my new website!

Hi everyone, I'm very pleased to announce the launch of my brand new website today.

The new site has a lot more information about me and my processes and there's even a great new shop on there.

It's at

Please check it out and let me know if you have any feedback.

Best regards,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A hint of what's to come!

It’s with great pleasure that I introduce my new range of prints. I’ve wanted to make prints for some time but I’ve always felt restricted by issues of quality.

Now I’ve teamed up with Katoomba Fine Art and Fine Art Imaging, to bring out these top quality digital prints. When I inspected the trial run I actually pointed to one of the prints, thinking it was the original. After the initial embarrassment, I felt really good about this mistake – it meant the prints had truly captured all the minute details that are so important to my work.

I hope you enjoy the selection of prints we’ve provided.

Also some time-lapse videos of me in the studio, please dont forget to hit the like button!">