Marcia Blakeman “A Place of Strength”
10 x 14 inches, watercolor
Growing up in Wyoming and spending the summers in Colorado, Marcia Blakeman always loved the outdoors. The wide open spaces, the mountains and the beautiful lighting any time of day have always intrigued her. Marcia considers herself primarily a landscape painter, although she will paint whatever interests her. Light, shadows and contrasts are always present in her art, no matter what the subject may be.
Marcia has formal training in graphic design. She earned a BA in Advertising Design from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. After a few years in that arena, then having children, Marcia started to paint. She began in watercolor and still uses them for under paintings. Marcia painted for several years in watercolor and then became drawn to pastels because of their pure pigment and texture.
Marcia feels very passionate about nature and the beauty it provides. Marcia states "I am not an artist who paints to make a statement, I hope that what I do preserves a small part of nature for all to enjoy and appreciate".
After several moves around the country Marcia and her family moved to New Hampshire. She is excited to be able to add New England to a wonderful list of beautiful places to paint.