Artist Statement

 “Paintings bursting with energy,

motion and emotion, and saturated with color”

 

            I am a painter. I use acrylic, or oil and oil pastel/bars/sticks. Sometimes I use brushes although usually the best tools are my fingers and thumbs with an occasional scraper of some sort. During the past year, however, I produced a body of work using pen and ink colorized with Prismacolor and Promarkers, and experimented with cold wax.

           I have been a painter since childhood. (Mother was an art teacher and painter, and Aunt Florence Gray a successful sculptor. One could say, it’s in our blood.)  I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, and then I owned a small art gallery for a few years. But I spent the rest of my working years in the non-art corporate world, only painting in spurts, part-time – evenings and weekends. So, you can imagine, I can hardly express how happy I am to be painting full-time now.

Exhibits and Juried Shows and Publications

Bethel College, St. Paul, MN (1969)

Middle Earth Gallery, St. Paul, MN (1971-5)

(Juried) 2-Person Show Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA (1992)

(Juried) Indian Valley Artists Juried Abstracts & Figures Show,

         San Rafael, CA (1994)

Ellinwood, Pleasant Hill, CA (2000)

Kick Coffee, Sturgeon Bay, WI (2010 and 2012)

Glas Coffee, Sturgeon Bay, WI (2011 and 2012)

The Gallery at Peninsula Winery, Carlsville, WI (summer 2012)*

        *Of the eight paintings sold at this event, six were mine!Sturgeon Bay Art Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl organizer and participant (2008-2017)

(Juried) Miller Art Museum Exhibition 2018

Gallery Representations

Greco Gallery (Sturgeon Bay) 2012-2015 (oob)

Wisconsin Art Gallery (Green Bay) 2015-2018 (oob)

Woodwalk Gallery (Egg Harbor) 2018-Now

Publication

The Richeson75 International - Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2013

        Two paintings included in this book, pages 95-96

Education and Art Activities

Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, Bethel University & University of Minnesota, 1969

Monotype training with Nelcy Nelson (California)

Monotype class with Donna Brown at Peninsula School of Art

Portrait training class with Craig Blietz at The Art Garage

Owner of Middle Earth Art Gallery (1971-1975), St. Paul, MN

Corporate World 1975 – 2009 (final position: Asst. Vice Pres., Bank of America)

In late 2009 I retired to paint full-time.

Instrumental in Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl for 10 years

Instrumental in starting the Door Peninsula Arts Guide >10 years ago

          Have continued to contribute to it ever since

Currently part-time Data Control Manager

          at Fine Art Connoiseur and PleinArt magazines 

Gallery Representation

Woodwalk Gallery

6746 County Road G   Egg Harbor, WI

920-629-4877 • magic@woodwalkgallery.com

Contact Faith

Door County, Wisconsin

920.559.0685

faithmarian1@gmail.com

Facebook Art Page

Fine Art America Prints

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