For the love of brown

Abstract artist Marisa Purcell grew up in Brisbane where there were a lot of ugly brown buildings. Because of it, she learned to find beauty in brown, which she describes as "a glowing colour“. Most of her paintings start with the colour as a base. “People are down on brown because it is usually opaque and dense and shit-brown and it doesn’t have any depth to it,” she says. “But If you mix it from the three primary colours or from two complementary colours, it has a vibrancy. It’s really an exciting colour.” This work is 'Embed'. Marisa is speaking about her work and how she comes up with her ideas at Belvoir theatre as part of a fab panel. Book here.