Marsha Bowers was born and raised in the Central Valley of California.
She is a classically trained fine artist, skilled in the old Masters techniques of Flemish/Bistre and Venetian method using a grisaille underpainting and glazing with many layers. Most of her fine art paintings are rendered in oil. She sometimes applies real gold leaf into the artworks. Marsha finds inspiration in the old masters of the past. She spends many hours visiting Museums studying their work. Gothic and Renaissance are her favorite periods along with the Pre-Raphaelites artists.
The artist loves the blending of the classical painting techniques with a more contemporary approach to her paintings.
Her recent fine art paintings are of women, both figurative and portraiture. The inspiration for her paintings comes from her observations of life itself and through her own experiences. Each painting shares a message, story or emotion. Its what the artist herself describes as a "flowing" of the spirit, a creative process through which the artist paints a story unto the canvas, realizing that each viewer of her work may have their own interpretation of what the art is conveying.
Most recently Marsha was invited to be included into the International Contemporary Masters Volume IV and V hardbound books which were published in December of 2010 and December of 2011. The books will be distributed to all major book stores and art. Marsha has won numerous awards and her art has been purchased by many private and commercial collectors throughout the United States and Canada.
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