September 30, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Wendy Marquis | Artsy Shark

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Benefit from the portfolio of painter Wendy Marquis, whose rural scenes seize the open land, contemporary air and classic automobiles. See extra of her work by visiting her website.


painting of an old rusted truck by Wendy Marquis

“Off Kilter” oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″


Born into an inventive household and the cultural atmosphere of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I grew up uncovered to the works of the good masters. My dad and mom instilled a robust work ethic and a curiosity for studying.


Barn in rural Montana

“Nature’s Drugs” oil on panel, 20″ x 16″


We frolicked within the museums but in addition in little cities and countrysides of Pennsylvania. Each the artist and the nation lady blossomed inside me. My mom had a penchant for traditional outdated automobiles, which sparked my curiosity in classic vans.


Painting of a truck on a country road

“Leaving all of it Behind” oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″


I ultimately progressed to the Faculty of the Museum of High quality arts in Boston and graduated with a BFA from the College of Arizona. My husband and I raised our two daughters as I used to be working as a longtime muralist and fake finisher.


Rural landscape painting

“Set Your self Free” oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″


In 2006, we moved from New Hampshire to Montana. Sixteen years later, I’ve reinvented myself as a prolific painter of what I prefer to name rural romance: huge blue skies, billowy clouds, tall grasses, barns, and the outdated vans embedded within the landscapes.


painting of an old truck in the weeds

“Solar Splashed” oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″


I additionally am drawn to color the animals of the farms and ranches of the western panorama as nicely. Those that I wish to paint possess a very whimsical power. I benefit from the problem of fixing the puzzle of composition and colour.


oil painting of two cows

“The Jersey Ladies” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″


Usually, I take items from completely different scenes and put them collectively in a single portray. I desire to color scenes late within the day or early within the morning, when the shadows are lengthy and creates robust contrasts of sunshine and darkish.


painting of two donkeys at a fence

“Monkey See, Monkey Do” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″


With grit and loads of seventy-hour work weeks, I’ve contributed my coronary heart and soul to my lifelong purpose of being an expert artist. Each morning after I get up, I really feel the necessity to paint as a lot as I have to breathe. I’m happiest when I’m in my studio portray, because the Montana solar shines by way of the home windows, music is enjoying, and my canine are at my ft.


Red barn in a countryside

“The place Man and Nature Meet” oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″


While you stand in entrance of certainly one of my work, I invite you into the house that I’ve created on the canvas. Really feel the heat of the Montana solar and the distinctive mild of this charming place.


Driving away in a pickup truck

“My Experience” Artist Wendy Marquis in her basic pickup. Picture credit score: Louise Johns for The Wall Avenue Journal


I revel within the expertise when a viewer connects spiritually to certainly one of my work. There may be some sort of magic that occurs there when a portray and an individual discover one another. And when that individual turns into a collector, the circle of my creativity is full.

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