Art has always played a significant role in my life ... I find inspiration all around. I am particularly struck by all elements of nature including animals big and small, wild and domestic.
My style fluctuates from abstract to realism. The only constant is color ... sometimes quite colorful ... other times dark and mysterious. Many of my paintings feature naked trees in unexpected places. I get a bit carried away with trees as the woods have always been one of my sacred places.
I am passionate about animals and am currently working on painting pet and/or animal portraits ... beginning with my own cockapoo, Harlee, and my black cat, Minnie! I love the process of capturing personalities and subtle nuances that make each pet unique. I also paint fanciful animals in costume. It's so much fun selecting an animal and transforming it into how I imagine it could be!
All of my paintings are done in oils, a medium I love. I devote many hours to each creation, sometimes not knowing where my brush will take me.
Those who know me say painting is my passion! I know it truly is my favorite pastime. When I look back at each painting I have finished, it brings me back to the moment of creation and the feelings it invoked.
I hope my paintings spark your interest and know I would love any and all inquiries. Please feel free to reach out to me at the email below. I look forward to hearing from you.
Marcia J Settipani