Animal Love Summer: The Cute, Creepy Art of Marion Peck

If versatility is the sign of a great artist, California surrealist Marion Peck has it in spades. Her oil paintings tread a fine line between bizarre surrealism, pop culture, dream imagery, Victorian nostalgia, and vintage pastel-colored portraits. From beautifully framed paintings of hopeful, doe-eyed puppies and pensive clowns to the pathetic exploits of the village idiot, you never know what to expect from the strange yet endearing art of Marion Peck.

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8 Responses to Animal Love Summer: The Cute, Creepy Art of Marion Peck

  1. drewpan says:

    Hahahah I guess they’re kinda cute, but they’re pretty much more bordering on creepy to me.

    But I love that clown picture… I wonder if the tragic clown painting in The Sims is based on that one.

  2. Where on earth do you find these artists?? Bizarre but interesting…. 🙂

  3. Paula says:

    I agree with the rest of your readers … creepy, bizarre, fascinating, intriguing….

  4. Bizarre little kitties! Beautiful! 🙂

  5. Yes, I do think “creepy” is the right word for Marion Peck. I particularly don’t find myself warming up to these as I have to almost all the other surrealists you’ve shown. In especial I’m disturbed by the woman with bucked teeth and convergent squint–it doesn’t seem kind to paint her this way. But at least taken together with all the other canvases this one exhibition adds to the sense of just how broad and wide a difference there can be between various surrealists.

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