...unique, finely handcrafted artwork made by Washington artists

Collage, Assemblage and
Mixed Media Artist

Mary Marsh

Mary Marsh

Mary Marsh's artist statement:

I have lived in Sequim, Washington with my husband, John, since 1994. We live on a dirt road, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Every day we welcome the forest creatures that feel safe visiting our property. This breath-taking corner of the northwest gives me inspiration for my artwork.

I am a mixed media artist, which means I apply many different materials and techniques, combining them into unique pieces of art. I like recycling materials in unusual ways. You might find old computer parts, feathers, jewelry, chopsticks, clock parts or any variety of found objects in my art.

I like to work spontaneously, not planning too far ahead, as I like the textures and colors to surprise me. I might have an idea of the direction I want to go, but I like to be open to where the creative process might lead me. I have worked in many mediums through the years, including pottery, jewelry (metal and glass), mask making, collage, assemblage and acrylics, watercolor and photography. I love the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind collage pieces using many different techniques, textures, colors, tools, and methods. Collage allows me to use all I have learned in the past to help me express myself in my current work. It is always challenging, exciting and fun.

I also love photography. I take my camera with me everywhere I go, and my husband is used to me yelling “Stop the car and let me out!”, when I see an image I feel I have to capture. Many of my photographs have been published locally.

My art is unique; it makes me happy and I hope others will connect with me in some way when they see it.

Since 2005, I have had numerous pieces accepted in over 17 juried shows, winning several awards for my art and photography. I have had over 185 photographs published in our local newspapers. I am currently the Historian/Photographer for Sequim Arts.

If you are interested in seeing more of Mary’s work, including her photography or the line of cards she sells featuring her photography and art work, she can be contacted at maryart22@olypen.com. She has additional work available at www.sequimarts.org/artistsgallery.

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