My work begins with the impression of a landscape, whether real, imagined or dreamed. Perhaps it was a fleeting image, as if glimpsed from a speeding car, then remembered and revisited later on.
The painting emerges out of the color memories, and the shapes appear in the process of layering pigment onto paper or canvas - sometimes one or two layers, sometimes a hundred layers, until my vision is as clear to the viewer as it is to me. I hope that my work will bring light into people's lives,and perhaps reawaken them to the beauty of nature, which is everywhere.
MARSHA HELLER, a resident of Leonia, New Jersey studied Art History at Oberlin, Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and oil painting with Revington Arthur at Chautauqua for three years, with Irving Marantz at NYU and with Sam Feinstein in New York.
Ms Heller works in acrylics, watercolor, oils on paper and canvas, pastels and encaustic.
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