My name is Marielle Orr and I am a practicing artist from Thunder Bay, Ontario. I graduated from Lakehead University with an Honors Bachelor of Visual Arts and Concurrent Education in 2019. I specialize in both painting and sculpture, with a focus on acrylic and mixed media components. My most current body of work has been a combination of my learned painting practice linked with sculptural techniques, to create abstracted works. By using elements like texture and color, my works are created and inspired by scenery and experiences around me. There are many things that inspire me as an artist such as my own emotional state at certain times in my life, interactions with people around me and the emotional and physical connection humans have with nature. I’ve always been interested in bringing forth an emotional response in my work, ideally allowing the audience to consider the deeper meaning in the relationships we hold with everything around us. Through life experience, my art has the capability of bringing a person into a world unlike their own reality. By interlacing different mediums and brushing them onto a canvas, my training and further growth has given me the opportunity to showcase depth and beauty in a dramatic and approachable way. My hope is to create bodies of work that can connect people to past emotional experience while transporting the audience to a new space.