Artist: Marcia Streepy
I create a painting to see the flow of watercolor or pen and ink, the brilliant colors of pastels and the expressive brush strokes of creamy oil paint. I enjoy plein air painting for the joy of being outdoors, the warmth of the sun, the buzz of cicadas, the singing of birds, even the rumble of traffic. The atmosphere – whether warm, cold, windy, rainy or a glorious day – is always a challenge and part of the experience.
The creative process of painting, deciding on color, composition, value, design, and what subjects to include or exclude is so engaging that I don’t notice space, time, pain or distress. Painting on location helps me appreciate the wonders of our world, the beauty of Kansas skies, the rolling hills in Chase County, and the glorious wheat fields in western Kansas.
It is my goal to show something with a new perspective or in a different, interesting light. I do not paint realistically but by glancing and squinting at the subject and then painting. By doing this, I hope to convey the impression of the space and time and spirit of the object. I have been exploring my lifelong interests and painting about them. Recently I did a series about my love of sewing using sewing patterns as subjects for large oils. I used sewing paraphernalia, along with my life drawings on top of pattern paper to create collages.
For more information about my education, juried shows, and gallery affiliations, please see my partial artist resume, attached here.
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InterUrban ArtHouse Studio Hours: Feel free to call ahead and confirm that I will be in my studio!
Third Fridays each month 5-8PM