About the Artist

Marianne Bland is a visual artist based in Sacramento, California. She is known for her realist cityscapes and night scenes of San Francisco. In addition to urban landscapes, Marianne enjoys creating mixed media abstracts and dabbling in other types of artmaking and writing.

She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Painting & Drawing in 2005. Marianne is an accomplished muralist- she created a 50′ mural for the city of San Bruno with a fellow artist in 2008- and she regularly shows her work in venues throughout Northern California, including City Art Gallery in San Francisco. Marianne was artist of the month in N Magazine (April 2010) and on Sacramento365.com (March 2011).

She is a strong proponent of affordable art access for the general public. Her work can be seen online at mariannebland.com, rented through turningart.com, and purchased in her etsy shop.

8 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. Marianne, I am at a loss at how I exactly stumbled on your web-site, but grateful I did, I love your art, all the variations, your attitude, and your passion and dedication. Your task of a painting a day, has inspired me, and I will follow your progress. So strive on knowing you have effected at least one other artist in a positive manner.
    Kind regards,


  2. bombaygirl says:

    I love your work! I found you while looking for local artists. So refreshing to hear someone else articulate how I feel about art.


  3. yeah. i have to agree with your view on “fine” (as well as several other points you make – what we surround our self with, and creating beauty from and with, what is around us, among them). i have a hard time with that “fine” label. one of the reasons Mail Art has attracted me so much in the last few years is because it brings art back to human beings and being human and the connecting of these creatures through art around the planet. i like that. and yeah, i like your 2010 ArtProject too. excellent.


  4. sid fletcher says:

    I stumbled upon your site by accident ,you have some great stuff and you truly are inspirational,

    i similary try to produce a piece on a regular (a week though – not daily!) in an attempt to utilise different mediums etc

    Your comment about the snobbery within art and wanting to punch the person in the gallery really made me laugh, glad to see we are on the same wavelength



    • Hi Sid! Do you have a blog? I’d love to check out your work too! Daily art is a little strenuous, but I’m enjoying it and learning lots. I’m glad you can identify with that whole feeling! Art should be for everyone, so that always drives me nuts. Hope to see you around some more, I can always use feedback. Have a good one! -Marianne


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