My art is an ode to beauty, aesthetics and nature

Marlene-Sinicki-Artist-Designer-IllustratorJust like the scent of the earth after a rain awakens our senses, I find inspiration in the patterns and rhythms of nature and people. Embracing the “white spaces,” I work with imagination and memory and see the magic in the everyday.

I often simplify the complexity of the natural world—living things and human beings—in order to inspire empathy as well as deepen my understanding of underlying systems and inner geographies. I create visual haikus that make sensual connections with ecology and psychology. Again and again, the process of exploring histories, science and connections leads to unexpected beauty in unlikely places.

Taking deep dives and wide perspectives

I create in order to understand the world around me and to live better in it. I plumb my life and the environment to create layers of meaning that invite contemplation. To that end, drawing and painting have taught me to observe and feel deeply, to take deep dives and wide perspectives. Forging whimsy, humor and grace, I aspire to communicate essential truths as lyrical visual narratives.


Eventually by Marlene Sinicki


Commitment to a sustainable future

Deeply interested in environmental concerns and climate change, I create art that illuminates the wisdom of nature as well as global sustainability opportunities and challenges.  I explore sustainability through the lens of beauty. By illustrating complex environmental issues in fresh and vital new ways, I hope to ignite conversations, stimulate self-reflection and encourage sustainable living within natural limits.

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”
– Dante Alighieri

One Pass by Marlene Sinicki

One Pass


In addition to my work as an artist and illustrator, I have had a diverse career in the arts as a multi-disciplinary storyteller.

For the last dozen years, I have worked as an art director and project manager of dozens of strategic design projects that provide voice and vision to the collective stories of companies, organizations, institutions and communities. A creative catalyst and skilled facilitator, I draw on aesthetic engagement to spark collaboration and transformation. My specialty is design that sparks positive change. I have designed websites, presentations and social marketing.

A documentary filmmaker, I have directed, written and edited a series of poetic short-form videos that are inspirational and biographical. Curious about what makes people unique, I specialize in stories that explore identity while illuminating broader social issues. I am a firm believer in the notion that reality is often much more interesting than the best fiction.

For more than a decade, I shot portrait, editorial and fashion photography in Europe and the United States. I have had exhibitions in San Francisco, Berlin and Munich.

For 5 years, I directed photography programs in Germany and San Francisco. As an art administrator, I authored instructional materials, taught workshops, programmed a “visiting artist” series and curated exhibitions.

I have a passion for design—product, architecture, public spaces, fashion, exhibitions and books. I am inspired by the sea, beauty, art, travel, African music, trees and Earl Grey tea.