' My painting is concerned with Scottish landscape and seascape, an expression of the harmony, balance and emotional interaction I experience through remembered, mythical and historic associations. The land, sea and weather absorb me. Images for my paintings are collected in the landscape and in the studio the recollection moves into interpretation and metaphor. My painting allows me to respond to this environment in the knowledge that I am part of a long history of people shaped by these conditions.'
Marian Leven RSA, RSW is a painter, printmaker and designer. Leven studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and is the recipient of many awards including the 2013 Saltire Society Award, Arts and Crafts in Architecture, 2004 RSW Council Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, 2002 Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio Prize, Dundee Print Open, 2002 John Gray Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the 1997 Noble Grossart/ Scotland on Sunday Painting Prize.
Marian Leven is represented in public collections including the University of Dundee Fine Art Collection, University of St Andrews Collection, Aberdeen University Collection
Fleming –Wyfold Collection, London, Sabhl Mor Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Royal Scottish Academy Diploma Collection, Demarco European Art Foundation Archive
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glen Lockhart Knitwear, British Transport Hotels, Fife Arts and Theatre Trust, Fife Council, East Lothian Health Trust, Paintings in Hospitals, Art in Healthcare, The Stewart Group, Aberdeen, New Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow and private collections worldwide.