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Marsha Woods

Marsha Woods Fine Art

Janesville , Wi

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I grew up in a small farming communty in Iowa. Art was not really offered in our little school. I tried my hand at drawing rather unsuccessfully and art faded from my focus and I grew up never really having experinced the joy art brings into our lives. Then, as a young mother, I fell in love with painting when I took a tole`painting class on a lark with a friend. We just needed an escape and it was great fun. We used used oils and began painting on wooden plaques and glass. Soon I was painting on just about anywhere I could find a blank space to decorate! I tried acrylics for a short time but became frustrated with them and stayed with oils.

My husband and I began crafting together as my painting skills developed and he found an interest in woodworking. He cut out numerous items and I painted on them. We started selling in shops and at craft fairs, but discovered this to be a less-than-profitable-venture, especially in view of the meticulous work we did.

Fine art beckoned to me when I really began noticing watercolor paintings. I loved the look and had to try it and have been hooked on watercolors ever since. I have taken many classes in drawing and painting throughout my adult life and have educated myself by viewing and reading about art voraciously. My favorite subject is flowers, but I also paint landscapes, still life, and an occasional portrait, with my grandaughter being my favorite portrait model. I like to have life flowers to use as live models and find that I can really feel their beauty when I have them close and can enjoy their fragrance as I am painting.

I now have a modest studio in the lower level of our home and paint for several hours most days. I have taught a few beginning students in my studio and taught art in my parochial school as a volunteer for a few years. I volunteered when I learned that there was no art teacher in the school as the budget wouldn\'t stretch to pay for a teacher. I feel so strongly that art is essential if our children are to have a well-rounded education.

One thing I know for sure - I love to paint! I really feel blessed to have discovered how much art has enriched my life.

 

Last Little Begonia Blossom by Marsha Woods

 

Green Forest by Marsha Woods

 

Serenity by Marsha Woods

 

Escape from Boredom by Marsha Woods

 

Pink Flowers by Marsha Woods

 

Magnolia by Marsha Woods

 

Red Drama by Marsha Woods

 

Mother Nature's Pallette by Marsha Woods

 

Oriental Poppies by Marsha Woods

 

Awaken by Marsha Woods

 

North Dakota Sunset by Marsha Woods

 

Denim Dreamin' by Marsha Woods

 

Pagoda in the garden by Marsha Woods

 

White Flowers by Marsha Woods

 

Two Pansies by Marsha Woods

 

CELESTIAL SKY ACEO ART CARD by Marsha Woods

 

Let the Sun Shine Down by Marsha Woods

 

Red Velvet by Marsha Woods

 

A ROSE IS A ROSE by Marsha Woods

 

Pale Iris by Marsha Woods

 

Apple Blossoms by Marsha Woods

 

Iris Study I by Marsha Woods

 

Little Cottage by Marsha Woods

 

Three Little Flowers by Marsha Woods

 

Red Lily by Marsha Woods

 

Geraniums in a Cup by Marsha Woods

 

Breakfast Anyone by Marsha Woods

 

Morning Glory Fancy by Marsha Woods

 

Sleepy by Marsha Woods

 

New York Quiet by Marsha Woods

 

Wild One by Marsha Woods

 

Barn At Dusk by Marsha Woods

 

Pear in Purple by Marsha Woods

 

Shadow on the Wall by Marsha Woods

 

Lily Blaze by Marsha Woods

 

Overlook by Marsha Woods

 

Blushing Peony by Marsha Woods

 

Landscape I by Marsha Woods

 

Mississippi backwater by Marsha Woods

 

Faithful Old Sentinel by Marsha Woods

 

Barn in Autumn by Marsha Woods

 

Tulip Vignette by Marsha Woods

 

Jazzy Butterfly by Marsha Woods

 

Macaw in Early Light by Marsha Woods

 

Vickis Tulip by Marsha Woods

 

On a Slender Stem by Marsha Woods

 

Farm Girl by Marsha Woods