Marcia Wegman - Iowa City, IA
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Marcia Wegman's magnificent pastel paintings are favorites with customers, and she has currently found a way to offer limited edition archival prints as well. A resident of Iowa City, many of her pastels come from scenes in Johnson County.
"The Midwest landscape has surrounded me all of my life. Having spent most of my childhood in Ohio and my entire adult life in Iowa, it is the images of these vistas which periodically inspire me to try a new way of expressing this subtly beautiful landscape. I enjoy hiking in some wilder parts of the country so am also challenged by the unique forms of beauty found in each of these places. In the past I have worked in acrylic and collage. Now I am using the medium of soft pastel to capture the qualities of undulating hills, overlapping rhythmic forms, textures of trees and vegetation, rich colors, dynamic patterns, changing light, and, always the sky. The land remains constant, the colors transform subtlety from season to season, but the sky is an ever-shifting panorama of light, color and form. The possibilities are limitless.
The immediacy and directness of pastel is the quality I most value in this medium. I feel I am able to best approximate and express the ephemeral and very magical essence of light as it moves across the land through pastel painting."
In 2010, Marcia was entered as a "Signature Member" in the oldest of the various pastel societies, the Pastel Society of America, headquartered in New York City. She continues to garner awards every year.
The paintings listed on this web page are usually sold by the time we get them uploaded. For more information about Marcia Wegman's work, including what we currently have in the store, please email or call us at 319.351.8686. Be sure to check out her work in our Easy Order Store link to the right.