Artist Spotlight Series: Marina Dunbar

I have another Artist Spotlight Series feature that is sure to please.

I am enamored with her beautiful etherial watercolor pieces.

 The strong colors and beautiful framing are amazing.

Enjoy getting to know

Marina Dunbar

Columbus, Georgia


What is your training? 

I dabbled in art my whole life and started taking it seriously my sophomore year of high school. I studied studio art with a focus in painting at Columbus State University and graduated a little less than a year ago.  

What inspires you and your designs?

My recent body of watercolor & ink paintings are inspired by floral x-ray photography. (Pictures attached)

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xray photography

What is your favorite piece? 

My favorite piece from my recent watercolor collection is Red Azalea.

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How has your area influenced your work?

My work is not inspired by my immediate surroundings. I am inspired by natural elements, bodies of water, the horizon, I often look to photography for inspiration and travel when I can. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?

11th & Bay


What is your favorite cocktail?

White Russian 


How do you balance personal life and work?

 Those areas merge into one for me. I enjoy painting for long periods of time and the solitude of my studio. I try to make time to see friends and when I do we usually talk about our work, paintings, shows so it doesn’t feel like there is much of a separation. 

Dream trip?

 To take several months off from everything and travel the country in an RV. 

Dream commission?

I enjoy doing work for public/corporate spaces. I’d love to get a commission request for 10+ paintings to fill a cool hotel, like The Cosmopolitan

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

My calendars or scarves 🙂  

Who is your style icon?

@dannonkcollardmua on Instagram. 

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

Ashley Colbert


Julianna Wells


What is your most treasured possession?

 A snow globe my husband gave with a picture of us inside. It also has an engraving of a cat on the bottom and the worlds “I Love You”. 

What are you reading?

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It’s a really great book which talks about getting rid of all your possessions that don’t bring you joy. 


What are you listening to?

Podcast: Art For Your Ear, Music: The XX 


What are your favorite blogs / publications?

In addition to The English Room, The Jealous Curator, Design Sponge, The Jungalow, Design Love Fest, Design Milk  

Check out her stunning work and follow Marina on her website and Instagram 



















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