Artist Statement -

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.
Thank you for visiting her gallery

Artist Exhibitions

2013-01-01: Artavita's 4th Art Contest: Honorable Mention in Artavita's 4th Online Contest
Marsha's painting was awarded an Certificate of Recognition in Artavita's 4th Online Art Contest.

Group Exhibition: Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts
International Contemporary Masters Volume IV 2011
Date: April 16th-June 4th 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday April 16th, 5:30-9pm
Marsha's painting "Day Dreamer" was selected

Gallery Shows
Solo Show
The Artist Alley
Oct-Dec 2009
San Francisco


Artist Publications

The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art (SNMFA)
Exhibit: International
Contemporary Masters
Volume IV - Exhibition
Art from Around the World

April 16 through June 4, 2011
ARTIST PAINTING: "Day Dreamer" is included in the exhibit
Recent Press on the Exhibit-

Artist was invited and included within the:
International Contemporary Masters IV-2011 and
V hardbound books

Juried annual art publication
to be published at the end of 2010

The books will be distributed for free to selected collectors, curators, and art-lovers and will be on sale through:

* Ingram (wholesaler)
... * Backer & Taylor (wholesaler)
* Barnes & Noble (National Book Chain)
* (internet sales)
* Barnes &
Book Description:

Hard Cover

Museum quality printing

Language: English

Full Color

Size: 10" x 13" inches or 25.2 x 32.7 cm.

Art work has recently been included in a Reader's Digest book:

Painted Canvas Valance Included in Reader's Digest Book
Step-by-Step Sewing Course: Essential Techniques for Making Over 150 Creative Home Projects
By Karen Hemingway
Readers Digest (January 2006)
Book includes Marsha's hand-painted canvas valance


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites