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Artist Marcia Holmes


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Biography


Abstract painter Marcia Holmes celebrates her 20 TWENTY Years since first making her mark in 1999 with her first Solo show on the north shore of New Orleans, where she now lives and paints in Mandeville, Louisiana.   One hundred yards from the Tchefuncte River is her home studio.  Her most recent works are large scale abstract paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
 
“A self realization of the magnetic connectivity I have to life around water emerges in my new abstract expressionist works and continued impressionist paintings.  To express in form through the power of gestural strokes, organic forms, neutrals and my love of color, I’ve allowed myself a new freedom-improvisation, that resonates from within, something close to my true nature.  My wish is for the viewers to have a connectivity to the feeling of  ‘grace in space’ and a comfortable place to rest your eyes!”
 
Ten years ago, respected writer, Robert Carsten wrote in an extensive feature article in The Pastel Journal: “Marcia Holmes creates energetic and eloquent, painterly passages...consistently achieves a rhythmic sense of movement...can turn the slightest gesture into an intricate ballet of form, strong, graceful and mesmerizing.”  The same holds true today with rhythm and movement in SYNCOPATION and Anecdotes from Water's Edge, both Solo Exhibitions at The Degas Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
 
Master Pastelist & Signature member of Pastel Society of America, Master Circle designation of International Pastel Societies, Holmes now studies regularly in a Juried Masters Residency with Steve Aimone, a highly regarded author and teacher of abstract painting.    She has been honored with countless awards (please see tab "Distinctions").
 
Selected featured publications include Fine Art Connoisseur-“Art Abounds in New Orleans (2014); American Art Collector-“Stylistic Diversity” (2012); Inside New Orleans (2015 Cover-4 Covers); Art Journey Abstract Painting: A Celebration of Contemporary Art, and Pure Color 2 (F+W Media, Inc.).
 
Marcia has participated in gallery shows, national juried shows, [...]

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