Marshia Brown – Bio

Seascapes & Landscapes

Marshia Brown’s paintings of seascapes and landscapes are immediate in their lyricism, grace and elegance, and intuitive color sense. The distinctive style of her paintings reflects at once her awe of and intimacy with the natural drama of sea, sky and land that surrounded her home in Jonesport, a small fishing village in down east Maine.

Marshia fell in love with the ocean when, at age 6, she and her mother moved from the high desert of Idaho to Carmel, California, a small artist community on the Pacific.

Growing up in Carmel, Marshia was exposed daily to art, artists and galleries—and the sea. Her creative mother encouraged her in the belief that talent and education alone did not make people successful, but rather that success came from determination, persistence, and, most important, the knowledge that we are limited only by our dreams and imagination. Marshia has been in the art business as a professional artist, art dealer, gallery owner, and art supply and framing store owner since 1970. Now retired, she continues to paint the sea and landscapes that have stirred her throughout her life.

Marshia has had numerous solo shows and her work has appeared in over thirty galleries from coast to coast. She has been recognized in such well known magazines as American Artist and Southwest Art, and is affiliated with such associations as American Pen Women and United States Coast Guard Artist. She now chooses to participate in only a limited number of shows each year.

Avid boaters and fishermen, Marshia and her husband Bob have spent many years traveling and living aboard their boat, the “TIME” in both the Pacific Northwest and on the east coast. They winter in Indio, California in the motor home where Marsha paints and teaches art classes.