Website: www.marshasavage.comBlog: www.marshasavage.comArtist Statement
It’s The Journey! is about paintings that are the expression of a chosen moment in time. An artist should take pleasure in his journey, indulging in the pure joy of playing with the paints or whatever medium used. It is the journey, not the destination!
As the artist, capturing the emotion of a place, recognition or a feeling that one can identify with is important to me. To make you see what I have seen is part of my objective; but to have you feel what I felt is the ultimate goal! The journey of the mind is as important as the journey of the feet. Biography
I grew up in Smyrna, GA and still live in beautiful North Georgia. Imagine flowing creeks, tall trees, sunlit rocks, rolling hills, apple orchards and the summer scent of fresh bailed hay. This has been the inspiration for the beginning of my journey and has let me across the country, to Europe and Jamaica. My paintings are produced in the studio and outdoors (plein air) with oil, acrylic or pastel. My plein air work is about the journey of lerning to observe correctly, which teaches me the colors, the atmosphere and the light. My studio work, then, is not limited by a photographic image.
My paintings have been accepted into many juried exhibitions and have won numerous awards. I have achieved the status of "Member of Excellence" in the Southeastern Pastel Society. I was recently included in the International Association of Pastel Societies' 2009-2010 Calendar with my painting "Sunflower Tango" for May 2010. In October 2008, the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild held their First National Show, which was juried by nationally acclaimed artist, Alan Flattmann. Two pastel paintings won awards: Second Best in Show for "Musical Waters," and the People's Choice Award for "The Stand." The Art du Pastel Society of France juried a North Georgia plein air painting, "Golden Opportunity" into their 2007 International Pastel Exhibition and then into a traveling exhibit to Giverny, France.
I am represented by High Country Art & Antiques in Blue Ridge, GA. There are two new galleries on the horizon for me, so check back later for the names of those.
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