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Marsha Woods - Fine Artist

Marsha Woods

Janesville , Wi - United States








Marsha Woods

Janesville , Wi - United States

Marsha Woods - Fine Artist

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May 27th, 2008







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About Marsha Woods

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.

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Boys in the Woods by Marsha Woods


A Field of Poppies by Marsha Woods


Still Sunset by Marsha Woods


Trumpet Vine by Marsha Woods


Brilliant Sundown by Marsha Woods


White Flower by Marsha Woods


Leaves and Shells by Marsha Woods


Daisy Print by Marsha Woods


Quiet Dove by Marsha Woods


Will It Fly? by Marsha Woods


Abstract Floral by Marsha Woods


Cardinals in the Old Apple Tree by Marsha Woods


Garden Lily Watercolor by Marsha Woods


Garden Lilies by Marsha Woods


Pink Coneflowers by Marsha Woods


On the Vine by Marsha Woods


Gold Lilies by Marsha Woods


Wintry Wisconsin Scene by Marsha Woods


Forest Whimsey by Marsha Woods


A Walk in the Woods by Marsha Woods


Winter in Wisconsin by Marsha Woods


Unexpected Snow by Marsha Woods


Old Red Pump by Marsha Woods


Holiday Warmth by Marsha Woods


Blue Teapot by Marsha Woods


Yellow Tulips by Marsha Woods


Christmas Poinsettia by Marsha Woods


Poinsettias and Candlelight by Marsha Woods


Pink Poinsettia by Marsha Woods


'Tis the Season by Marsha Woods


Red by Marsha Woods



Abstract Christmas Tree by Marsha Woods


Black beauty by Marsha Woods


Sunday Morning by Marsha Woods


Autumn Blaze by Marsha Woods


Sleepy Cat by Marsha Woods


Vivid Purple Iris by Marsha Woods


Iris Study in Purple by Marsha Woods


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

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