Artist Mardie Driftmier

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Mardie Dalzell Driftmier
My inspiration comes from the world around me... walks at sunrise... hikes in the hinterlands... drives across country... days in the garden ... faces seen… even weeds found by the roadside.
In my mind there is great beauty and hope buried not so deep beneath the surface of our natural world. This is the thought that I want to share with my viewers. Of course I know there’s also ugliness, dread and the unspeakable in this world but I hope we can find respite in the awe of the raw simple beauty embedded in our lives, our days.
I work on paper with a variety of mediums using my hands, pencils, pens, brushes, rags.  My process is to add, remove, wipe, smudge, erase, sometimes dampen then add again – working layer upon layer. Art has been my best friend over all these years - at times quite frustrating but in the end so rewarding.
Education:         Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, B.A.      1977
                             Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, Washington                 1995 to 1999
2016                      Central California Art Showcase, Mistlin Gallery, Modesto, California
2014                    “From Leiden to Lodi”, Double Dip Gallery, Lodi, California 
2013                    “The Nature of Things”, Double Dip Gallery, Lodi, California 
2013                    "Delta Blues”  River View Fine Art, Walnut Grove, California  
2012                      Artisan Masters, Lodi , California 
2010                    “Seasons”, Sync Gallery, Denver , Colorado 
2011 – 2012        Lodi Community Art Center Annual Show, Lodi, California
2010                      Golden Triangle Plein Air Festival, Denver Public Library Gallery,  Denver, Colorado
2009                     Boulder Solstice Arts, Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Gallery, Boulder Colorado
2008                     Austin Pastel Society 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Austin , Texas 
2007                    "Future Days of Pastels," Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Library,  
                                       Boulder, Colorado 
2007                    "The American Cowboy," Western Colorado Center for [...]

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