“Gratitude” is painting of a soothing portrait represents my emotion to express my appreciation for nature despite challenging time. Surrounded by the vine-leaves on a sunny day. Reflects on human optimistic soul with a purpose to find hope. Focusing on the gaze of the eye’s direction, and the facial expression.
Marcelle Mansour is a Sydney-based Australian Multidisciplinary Visual Artist. Primarily painter, digital Artist, photographer, light artist, poet, intellectual, published author, commentator, bilingual writer/journalist and Peace Ambassador. She earned two Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) and Studio Arts (MSA), from the University of Sydney, and previously a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature and English Language. Marcelle received numerous art prizes including an honorary presidential award in 2016, Order of Australia Medal approved by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017, and Honorable Mention Awards of artistic excellence in 2021. Marcelle is a participant in the 21st Biennale of Sydney “Superposition” in 2018, XIII Florence Biennale in 2021, and the forthcoming International Art Exhibition of “Modern Art Masters”. in du Louvre.
She began drawing from early childhood and was numerously awarded top art prizes by the Department of Education. Marcelle’s passion for art drove her to create memorable paintings. Her impetus desire for creating art becomes compelling to reflect on significant subjects, to narrate stories, to stimulate and inspire viewers. She has been professionally practicing arts for many years and held numerous national and international solo and group art exhibitions with acclaimed artists in prestigious venues in Sydney, New York, Paris (Louvre), Venice, Florence, and London. Her work spans from representational art through to abstract, digital, and light art in a variety of mediums and styles that balance classical insight with contemporary realistic formulation.
Marcelle is interested in creating art that makes the audience part of her work to open channels for conversation and to contemplate the inward visual perceptual communication. Her paintings of prominent diverse Australians, their biographies, women’s multiple roles, poetry and scenery were published in her “Shifting Waves” book. Marcelle’s “Treasure Forever” Art Exhibition included 30 prominent Australians whom she painted from real life. In her magnitude of poetic artistry, she captures the sitters’ physical appearances and depicts their characteristics and joyful souls in a contemporary realistic style.
Her art is primarily focused on contemporary realistic portraiture, figurative art, and social change. She draws inspiration from sources ranging from art history, philosophy, Renaissance and Contemporary Art, spirituality, humanity, Human Consciousness, women, social issues, light and perception and inner feeling. Marcelle received numerous art grants and prizes including awards for her artwork “Women Strength”, and her literary work “Struggle of Women in Australia” and was selected as a role model on cultural aspects. Marcelle’s “Threshold” art exhibition of Light and Perception, contributed to UNESCO International Year of Light in Australia, earning her the Ambassador of Peace Award.