I would really like this website
to feel like it's more from me
than about me...
What about me? I just really, really, really like to work. ĎWorkaholicí about sums it up. Iím not proud of that, or that Iím something of a recluse, or that left on my own Iím not particularly good at having fun, but there it is.
FROM THE ARTIST
My way of learning has just been to work obsessively in one medium at a time until it almost seems I exhaust it, and move to another one. Not the smartest way to do things when I had the chance to take the immediately recognized and respected path (which looks a lot better in a resume!), but again, there it is.
Talking about my work doesnít come naturally, but Iíve gotten better about that. Talking about myself is something else again. I'm honored to have what follows written about me by someone who recently commissioned me to do a painting, and owns many other pieces of my work:
"Marci uses beauty so splendidly that it could be mistaken for the sole constituent of her work. Her subjects begin as real and grow into something more real. They involve and honor each other on many levels. They dream together. Viewers tend to react to her intimate figures somatically rather than intellectually, and dream with them, glimpsing Marciís intent, her depth, and bathing in their own remembered moments and longings.
-- Thomas Wilde, unparalleled teacher of English, art lover, friend
After years of doing art shows all over the country with wonderful partner Ben Sweeney, weíve relocated our studio and workshops from Pennsylvania to Florida, and have spent our first winters here feeling pretty smug about not having to scrape windshields and shovel snow. We miss all the great people we met doing the shows, but are really enjoying more time in the studio and less on the road.
My aim is to be creative enough to keep you coming back here again and again... sign up for my mailing list and Iíll let you know whatís new.
Thank you for your visit!