Yosemite - Below Yosemite Falls

A Celebration of Pastels

All this week the Daily Palette will be celebrating some of our favorite pastelists from across the state.


MARCIA WEGMAN
Yosemite - Below Yosemite Falls, pastel, 20" x 20", 2015

Marcia Wegman is an artist based in Iowa City.  She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Miami University in Ohio and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa.  After trying a variety of media, she eventually fell in love with pastels.  She specializes in capturing the beauty of the Iowa landscape, but she is also known for her portraits, her depictions of local wildlife and famous sites such as Yosemite and Central Park, as well as her abstract acrylic paintings.  Ms. Wegman works from photographs and she writes that "the sky is a very important element in all my paintings.  Observing the light, color, and forms in the sky throughout the day, and the year, has become a very major part of my discipline as an artist."  You can enjoy her work in several books, such as Iowa Pastel Landscapes and Lula Belle, and at local galleries, including Iowa Artisans Gallery, Gilded Pear Gallery, Chait Galleries Downtown, and Summerwind Gallery.  Ms. Wegman is a member of the Iowa Pastel Society and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.

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on May 27, 2016

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