‘I’ve enjoyed art in one form or another since I was old enough to pick up a crayon and scribble on a wall. As early as third grade, I began blending colors and using shade to create form. Balancing marriage, motherhood and a full time career, there was only time enough to dabble in the fine arts. My 43 years as a sign artist afforded me a daily outlet for creativity. Now that I’m retired, I want to direct my creativity towards watercolor. It’s been a real challenge for me to break away from the very technical art form of sign making but the fluidity of the watercolor medium is helping me to do that. My subject matter is varied and my work is a unique combination of realist, impressionist and postimpressionist styles and sensibilities.
You're invited to peruse these paintings, snippets of life I have tried to capture. Try to imagine yourself in these settings that are always around us, but far too often in our hurried pace, they are passed by. May these images carry you to a place of peace & tranquillity where you can find a moment of rest.
“To me, every work of art gives the viewer a glimpse of the spirit that resides in the heart of the artist that created it. I would like my paintings to touch the viewer somewhere deep within causing them to take that second look.”
I would like especially to thank my husband, Steve, for his constant support and for giving me the freedom to explore and grow, Scott & Ken for being my #1 fans and Paul Caruana of Malta, for his invaluable input, encouragement and patience. Without them, all my paintings would still be just a passing thought with a “well … maybe someday” attached to it.
For those who enjoy my gallery, I invite you to sign in as one of my fans at http://artist.to/marsha-elliott/ & be a very important part of my creative journey.
A very special thanks to Skip Hunt for so graciously permitting me to use some of his photos for a painting reference. Be sure to visit his gallery at skiphuntphotography.com & view the world with magnificent photos as seen through the lens of his camera. He can also be found right here on Fine Art America at http://skip-hunt.fineartamerica.com/