Montgomery Art Association

Member Spotlight: Gale Marcus

29 Dec 2019 12:02 PM | Anonymous

Lives in: Bethesda


Media and subjects: Oil painting of all kinds. I like to have an animal somewhere in the picture.

Why you joined MAA: I joined MAA as a way to show my work and meet other artists.

Something fun about you: I am a connoisseur of good food, fine wine and EBAY.

Artist biography:  I have always loved to paint.  In high school, many years ago, I decided that oil painting was my calling, so my father made an easel for me and sent me off to college as an art major. My practical self soon realized that as an artist it was going to very difficult to support myself with my art, so I changed my major and made a career in television--always knowing that at some point I would re-engage in my art.  I have since retired and live just down the street from the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, so I have pulled out that old easel and am taking classes and painting full time.  In the past year, I have started showing my work in both juried and open shows; and recently I was awarded second place in oils in the Rockville Art Leagues Winter Juried Show.  My interest is primarily in color with a touch of Impressionism, and ideally I like a painting to tell a story.  

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