The word contemporary is defined as ‘happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time’ by the Miriam-Webster dictionary.
This contemporary art classification is intended as a place to group all the art ‘of the time’ by Marlene Dickerson as Marlene is truly an outstanding artist of her time. This art may also fit into any of the more defined sections like wildlife, portrait, seascape or still life but this section is different in that it shows art inspired by the artist emotions and is a snapshot of the world through the eyes of the artist. There is no right or wrong in this section, it represents the ‘Spirit of the Artist’ and is undoubtedly one of the most important groupings on the site.
There may be similarity in the techniques or subjects used by other artists, because there can only be progress by learning from others. However, the art in this section will always be a unique work by the artist, of the artist, for all art lovers.