A little bit more about this amazing artist: Marlene Burns has been a professional artist for forty years, and has always had a passion for Judaism. But it wasn't until last year that Marlene began a Judaic series of paintings based on some of the Hebrew prayers she studies and shares with those she teaches. The debut series had nine offerings and she has since added six more to include psalms and holidays. It has become her most inspired series to date. She prepares for each painting by chanting or singing the specific prayer while her abstract expressionist process unfolds. Most of her symbols are hidden. The translations and explanations of her artistic process become part of her offerings as teachings.
Marlene has partnered with Ken Mirman, a seasoned veteran in the printing industry, to bring her imagesand teachings to a wider audience in Jewish Communities across the country.
Together, they have established Kavanah Press to create a fine art line of cards and framed reproductions. Giclees and larger reproductions are also available in a wide variety of sizes. Marketing is being developed to target Temple and Synagogue fundraising as well as exhibitions and presentations in key Jewish communities.
Homegrown Judaica feels particularly lucky to be one of the ways you can purchase Marlene's artwork.