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Watercolor -15x20 - $800
GWS 2011 National Exhibit



Artist Statement

Art is a thread that has run through my life since I was very young. Now, since becoming a full-time artist, I recognize that creating art is essential to me and is a vital part of who I am. Using vivid colors, texture and light, I paint vibrant, close-up views of everyday objects and things that suggest stories of the past—a copper teakettle, an elegant silver vase, a weathered wagon, a rusted tractor.

I paint in a representational style, but I like to complicate my paintings with the distortions of reflections, refractions in glass and silver, and shadows that move in and out. I try to evoke a feeling of intimacy in the viewer and draw him or her into the intricacies of the painting to see and experience a new perspective or thought about the subject.

My medium of choice is watercolor. I love the way it flows, its luminosity, translucence and surprises, and the way it allows me to capture the special qualities of light.

About the Artist

Marsha Chandler is a watercolorist who is realizing her childhood dream of being a professional artist. She creates expressive still lifes and vivid landscapes which express her love of details and objects or scenes that evoke a sense of history. She finds subjects for her still life paintings in common objects that surround her daily—even a trip to the farmer's market for fruits and vegetables inspires her to paint. Traveling throughout the United States, Mexico and Italy, she has found endless inspiration for her colorful landscapes, which she creates en plein air and in her Atlanta studio.

Since becoming a full-time artist, Marsha has studied extensively and taken workshops with regionally and nationally known artists such as Mel Stabin, Christopher Schink and Judy Morris, among others. Her paintings have been accepted into regional and nationals juried exhibits and have garnered a number of awards. In addition, she has had several solo shows.

Marsha is a member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Douglas County Art Guild, Watercolor Society of Alabama, Georgia Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society. Currently she serves on the boards of Georgia Watercolor Society and Atlanta Artists Center.


Watercolor - 15x20 - $800
GWS 2010 Members Exhibit and WSA 2011 National Exhibit


Watercolor - 12x16 - $600