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Philanthropist, artist and art collector launches online gallery

Orange County-based philanthropist, artist and art collector Marina Romanova-Arnott has launched a new website, Marina4Art.com (http://www.marina4art.com). Created to showcase and sell Romanova-Arnott’s private collection of modern, unique and provocative pieces from around the world, Marina4Art.com features Romanova-Arnott’s original work, as well as pieces she has collected throughout the years. Spotlighting the leading artists of the past half-century from Dali, Warhol and Hirst to Banksy, Quinn, Murakami and Nara, Marina4Art.com also features photographic art from LaChapelle and Minter, as well as pieces from up-and-coming artists, Aoshima, Bracey, Dzama and Kelley.

Born and raised in Russia, Romanova-Arnott attended the University of Moscow, earning a master’s degree in fine arts in 1992. Feeling the need to spread her artistic wings, Romanova-Arnott moved to New York City in 1992 and then to West Hollywood in 1994. Through her transition, Romanova-Arnott’s own artistic style evolved, weaving in abstract impressionism with influences of surrealism. Over the last decade, Romanova-Arnott’s own work, in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media has evolved again from abstract impressionism to a direction uniquely her own. As Romanova-Arnott’s own art has evolved, she has also become an accomplished art collector, the catalyst of Marina4Art.com.

“As an artist you hope your work will not only change people’s thought processes, but also ignite conversation,” says Romanova-Arnott. “After spending many years in the art world, constantly evolving, it was important for me to share my passion with other collectors around the world. My vision for Marina4Art.com is to create a place where both enthusiasts and those new to the art community can come and find pieces that they enjoy and that help them on a journey to find meaning in both the piece and their own lives.”

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