Marlene Zaleznick

Art brings me life. For decades I put my creative urges on the back burner, only to discover that saying no to creative flow is like saying no to life force itself. Now, in my sixties after a serious cancer diagnosis, I paint and write poetry, delighting in the colors, textures and intuition that shape my painting. Themes of letting go, trusting in the unknown, following joy and the exquisite heartache of being human emerge. When I paint and write, sprinkles of spirit infused in everyday living are my guides.

What a privilege to allow this river of creativity to move through me and perhaps touch another’s heart. For me, it is an expression of aliveness and love.