Artist Marie Kash Weltzheimer

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The Artist Says:

"The quietness, beauty and majesty of nature are the very core of my “scape” paintings where I layer or weave color throughout to create mood with color and texture.  Whether it is a landscape, streetscape or even a tablescape, I’m interested in retreating from the noise of everyday life; to escape trends and other man made pursuits."  MKW


Working in pastels and oil, Marie’s subjects consist primarily of still life, figures, portraits and landscapes.  In her work, she is challenged to enable the viewer to retreat from the pace of everyday life.
Marie was born in Akron, Ohio and moved with her family to Ardmore, Oklahoma as a small child.  Her mother, noticing Marie’s love for drawing, kept her supplied with the tools she needed to keep pursuing her talent and beginning in elementary school Marie started winning awards for her art.  She earned her degree in commercial art in 1982 from the University of Central Oklahoma.  After several years of working as a graphic artist, she gradually found her way to full-time painting and drawing.
Marie has been a signature member of the Pastel Society of America since 1989.  She has exhibited in numerous local and national shows receiving several "Best of Show" awards for her work including the Oklahoma Art Workshops 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition.  Other awards include the Steven Leitner Award during the Pastel Society of America's 19th Annual Exhibition in New York City, and First Award of Excellence during the Pastel Society of the Southwest's 11th Annual Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Her work is among those in the 13th & 36th Juried Exhibitions of the International Association of Pastel Societies, in 2009 & 2020 respectively.
Marie’s work has been published in The Best of Pastel and The Best of Pastel 2, by Rockport Publishers, The Pastel Journal, and a listing in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.  Her work was featured on two CD covers by Edgar Cruz, Opening Night, and Opening Night 2.  Marie has taught as an adjunct professor, Drawing 1, at Southern Nazarene University, and has taught several adult pastel workshops. In the 36 years she has been [...]

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