Marcia Shelly

In a critical review by the Chicago based critic and historian, Lori Waxman had this to say - Painting under the moniker "Maru", Marcia Shelly practices a vibrant broad form of genre painting that touches such time-honored, pleasure-seeking subjects as the great outdoors, floral still lifes, figurative portraits. Her style varies work to work, as is seeking out the most enjoyable approach: textured mountainscapes, flat luminous plains, jazzy likenesses, soft focused blooms, sketchy tourist pictures.



Just about the break of dawn, breathing in the cool damp morning air and taking in the expansive view...hoping the hike won't be a race to the finish but more like a leisurely stroll.