Marsha Heller Gallery

Artist's Statement

Newest Paintings

 

New Paintings
 for Spring

 
New Paintings
 for Spring
New Paintings
Pastels on Sanded Paper
Squares and More Squares
Landscapes
New Encaustic Work
 
Artist's Statement
Marsha's Schedule
Bio

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Born in Cleveland in 1939 into a family of artists-mother, aunts, uncles, sister and brother- I naturally decided to become musician!

 I studied at Oberlin, Salzburg Mozarteum, and in New York with the magnificent oboist and painter, Harold Gomberg.

As my career as an oboist flourished and I won the Concert Artists’ Guild competition I began to design fliers and posters for my recitals. I went to the School of Visual Arts to learn techniques of graphic design, and then to painting class with Irving Marantz at NYU. Summers at Chautauqua with Revington Arthur followed; then serendipity sent me to Sam Feinstein, with whom I have worked intensively since 1986.

Veering toward a visual expression of my creativity has allowed a new freedom to soar in my music-making. I like  to let certain subjects in my paintings shimmer, as certain notes in a melody vibrate, lighting up canvas or phrase from within.

My landscapes celebrate the sensuality of nature as I find her in the crannies and corners of my garden in Leonia,  as well as out-of -way spots encountered in my travels as a musician.

I want my paintings to bring sunshine to the rooms in which they hang, just as I hope my music will lighten the lives of those who listen.

 

EMAIL MARSHA HELLER

mhellerobo@aol.com