Branko Marjanovic lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. His passion for art has always been a driving force in his life, though his professional background is as an Engineer/Geologist. While he has explored art with the use of oils and watercolour, his preference is to work in acrylic. What started as a dream has evolved into Branko living the life that he always dreamed of.
Borne in Europe in 1960, Branko immigrated to Canada in 1993, settling in Saskatoon. He moved to Calgary in 1999 and was immediately fascinated by the Canadian Rockies whose landscapes he captures in his distinctive style and vivid palette. Being an artist for over 20 years, he continues to evolve, but has never lost the originality he displayed in his earlier years as a self taught artist. He spends his summer weekends and holidays hiking in the mountains where he photographs, sketches and paints. He feels privileged and honored to be able to express the Rocky Mountains majestic beauty in his art.
“Painting is not work to me - it is something I become absorbed in. I am fascinated by the effect of light and shade found in nature. Although I take photographs and sketches of the subject matter I paint, I do not allow them to control me. Art should not be a copy of a photographic image but the mood and impression of the subject. In this regard, I prefer a good pencil sketch as I find that it captures the basic elements and provides better composition than a photograph."
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