Alder Creek Studio

The Art of
Marion R. Anderson
Welcome to Alder Creek Studio where you can find just the right piece of art for your home or business and sign up for private or group classes in acrylics or watercolour.
Artist Statement 
As a multidisciplinary artist, I combine art and nature in a wide spectrum of studio art. My textured works celebrate my farm background, a love of florals and my daily 5 km walk behind the studio in rural Wilmot township.

My world is not smooth, polished or unmarked. Likewise, my canvases feature created or actual surface textures describing nature's continuous change.

Marion R. Anderson

Marion R. Anderson
Artist Profile
Originally from Kent County, Marion Anderson now makes her home and studio in New Dundee. She studied Visual Arts at Windsor University later completing a Masters of Education at University Western Ontario, London.

Her diverse portfolio shows expertise in a wide range of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and oil painting as well as the ease with which she moves from florals to landscapes in subject matter. This fluidity is due to the artist’s thirty plus years as a Visual Arts teacher/department head.

Anderson’s unique mixed media technique is constantly evolving over time. She works in series, completing a suite of paintings to express a concept or idea. Heavily textured, each piece is rendered in a limited palette, suggesting a unique visual experience for the viewer’s interpretation. One exploration simply leads to another!
Curriculum Vitae

Many walls of our home are now graced with Marion’s paintings of flowers, lighthouses and landscapes in various sizes.
We admire her use of different mediums and her exuberant use of color.
Each time I visit her studio I feel as though I have to find another wall!

Aletha and Denis Coleman

Honolulu, Hawaii

I have taken classes from Marion over the years - group and private. She is an experienced teacher with a wonderful balance of instruction and encouragement. I feel privileged to benefit from the breadth and depth of her artistic talent - a true gem.

Dr. Dorothy Bakker

Guelph, ON

We really enjoyed the workshop Marion Anderson gave our group September, 2019. The focus was on preparing a textured canvas using mixed media and then creating an abstract floral composition. This was an informative and fun way to spend two days! Every member left the workshop having learned new techniques, and with a dynamic painting!

Workshop Convenors, P. Edgerton and J. Hurren

The London Brush and Palette Club, London ON

Marion is a rare find in that she is not only a talented artist, but also a gifted teacher. She has the ability to convey her artistic vision in words that students of all levels can understand. She is patient and encouraging, helping each of us to develop our own skills and find our own vision.

Dr. Miriam Mann

Stratford, ON
From Barn Boards to Circuit Boards
Featured Series
This series of acrylic mixed media paintings combines computer parts with farm imagery to explore the concept of Waterloo Region’s changing landscape.
Once thought of as a Mennonite community the area has now become a world recognized tech hub.
Inspired by photographs of barn raisings found on glass slides, Anderson’s own rural history and the use of actual computer circuit boards, she asks the viewer to acknowledge the reality of our altered environment.
Events & Exhibitions

Represented By

Gallery Double T

Theresa Cisecki

76 Regina St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 3A5

Annual Studio Open House

Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3, 2024

10:00am to 5:00pm

Alder Creek Studio

121 Casselholme Crescent, New Dundee, ON N0B 2E0

In The News

Artistic Whirlwind

Anderson's latest series explores region's tech future and farming past

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New Dundee Artist Shows How Echoes From The Past Inform Our Technological Present

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