Marianne (Smith) Dalton (mdaltonart)

Cazenovia, United States

A resident of rural upstate New York, Dalton is an active proponent of historic preservation and land conservation.

In today’s world, mass media and social networks constantly bombard us. Sometimes each of us needs to simply be alone with our thoughts, away from society, her ills, her demands, literally away from it all. For me, this escape exists when I am behind the lens of a camera, or alone in my studio painting. There is something incredibly cathartic about the creative process; a literal healing that takes place while in the rawness of its grasp.

Ultimately, my goal is to transport the viewer to “my” world where reality and illusion are bound together.

It is my pleasure to share my work and I am always grateful to those who support my vision.

Thanks for your interest!!

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  • Joined: January 2009



Thanks so much!!! I am honored to be surrounded by such awesome art!!! / MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 5! / Empty Nest / by Marianne Dalton / Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 39000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 5. SoJie 5 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This …
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment

"Empty Nest" (12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas) nominated for Solo Exhibition.

Empty Nest / by mdaltonart
Posted about 7 years – 6 comments

"Empty Nest" featured in Feminine Intent

Thank you so much, I appreciate being featured! Much of my work deals witn issues that are especially important to women. This painting is very personal as I am entering a “new phase” of my life in which my own “nest” (that I have so carefully woven with the threads of motherhood) is slowing beginning to unravel, although in a beautiful, natural way…however it is st…
Posted over 8 years – 2 comments

Featured Member and Work in "Layered with Texture"!!!

I am so pleased and honored to be a featured member as well as having my painting, “Empty Nest” featured in “Layered with Texture.”!! Texture is an important element in my work as the tactile quality of each piece serves to “entice” the viewer to come closer. / Fantastic, and thanks so much to the moderators Julia Thomas (who was my first supporter here at Redb…
Posted over 8 years – 2 comments
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