My earliest memories have always involved art, drawing and recording those images on paper. Those earliest drawings have evolved into paintings in a variety of media.
I evaluate the subject and determine the best medium to use depending upon the quality of light and drama for a particular subject.
I realized that I could pass by certain vistas daily and they would seem rather mundane, but when the early morning light or the last rays of light hit the mountains or a passage in the landscape, the entire scene changed. The landscape was the stage and the light was adding the drama. That drama was what I needed to recreate. I wanted something more than an architectural record of the subject. I needed to capture that drama and the feeling I had when I experienced it first hand.
My mission is to express the joy I felt at that particular moment in time. I invite you to share my visions and my journey.
Painting Plein Air has become my new passion, trying to communicate the sights and sounds of the place. I want to capture that moment in time for all to enjoy.
— Marcia Ballowe