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Northwest perspectives in a bold and unique style.

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About the artist

"Frequent moves throughout Oregon due to my father’s job gave me the opportunity to develop my outgoing personality as well as to appreciate different environments and feel comfortable in any situation—the perfect background for traveling through new landscapes. In contrast to constantly being uprooted from schools and homes, I had the stability of family and our ranches in northeastern Oregon. We spent every vacation and summer on them, tending to farm activities, working the cattle, and riding the wide-open range. I have lived in Redmond, Washington, for the past thirty years and take full advantage of the beautiful world at our doorstep through boating, camping, water sports, snow skiing, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities as a family. I am deeply tied to the spirit and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. No wonder, then, that the land figures large in my paintings. I work in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and oil and find each medium lends its own way of expressing my vision of the world. But all carry commonalties. My bold use of color reflects my cheerful and upbeat nature. And a strong sense of the graphic keeps my works grounded while my interpretive application brings out a spiritual connection. The act of drawing and painting is a meditation for me. I find a place of peacefulness, a centering of the heart and a stillness of the soul. My intuition is heightened and I experience a sense of inner knowing that the ever-changing face of the landscape inspires me. I never cease to be amazed by these visual treasures, these manifestations of the divine in the simplest places. I hold a sense of wonder and mystery in my heart. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in art education, with masters and travel studies in Europe and Asia, and taught art at the high school level. Most recently, I furthered my art studies at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, graduating from the landscape atelier immersion program.  I am the author of the newly published book “The Artist’s Journey: The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago”.  It is a chronicle of my 550 mile walk along the ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain, The Way of St. James, and contains 57 pen and ink drawings inspired by my journey. I would like to invite you to join my adventure, through my book, as my friend and I ate and drank, laughed and cried, trekked and drew our way across an entire country." - Marcia Shaver


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