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Marjie Eakin-Petty

Marjie EakinPetty

Denver, CO

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Artist’s Statement
“The landscape of the American Southwest captivates my interest by providing endless sources of majestic painting subjects. My paintings convey vivid contrast and interplay of intense color, capturing dramatic light and shadow, which reflect my deep passion for art. It is through the multi-sensory experience of what I call “moments of profound beauty” when in nature that inspires me most and drives me to want to share my unique expression of these experiences with others. I believe art reveals the essence of who we are and the way we live life and vivid contrasts and color make art as well as life more interesting.”

Artist Bio
A Colorado artist who grew up in California with the influence of an artistic family, Marjie’s first academic studies majored in fine art. Her first career was as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for an International Corporation Headquarters in San Francisco, where she specialized in the design of speaker support presentations. Upon leaving the corporate environment she delved into the world of the healing arts while continuing her work in fine arts. Marjie is fascinated with the creative process and her studies lead her to develop “Your Creative Journey - Through the Art of Pastel” where she guides participants into unleashing their own creative expression while they learn pastel painting techniques.

As a fine artist and designer throughout her adult life, Marjie has worked in many mediums. Painting with pastels opened up a new dimension to her work. "I am intrigued with the intense colors, the flexibility and immediacy of pastels and love the soft effects I can get with them. I am a very tactile person and I like using my hands in direct contact with the medium and the surface." Pastel painting is her creative expression of choice as is inspiring others in their creative process.

Marjie has studied at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the Sahli School of Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Art Students League and Foothills Art Center.

Awards
• Best Of Show – Center for the Arts Evergreen Members Show, 2013.
• First Place - Gold Award – International Assoc. Pastel Societies - 18th Juried Exhibition, 2011.
• Honorable Mention – Paint the Parks, 2011
• Honorable Mention – Paint America Top 100, 2011
• First Place – “15th Annual Artists of Colorado” Sponsored by The Colorado Artist’s Guild, 2010
• “Peoples Choice” Award Denver Plein Air Exhibition – Golden Triangle Museum District, 2010
• Paint The Parks Second 100 – “Canyon Breeze”, 2010
• First Place – Exploration of a Medium: Pastel Art – CAE, “Loch Ness Morning” 2010
• Paint America Top 100 Award – “Beside Still Water”, 2009
• Paint America Top 100 Award – “Their Return III”, 2008
• Paint America 2nd 100 Award – “Still Morning”, 2007
• Paint America 2nd 100 Award – “Still Afternoon”, 2007
• Honorable Mention Award “Value Judgments” Foothills Art Center, Golden (CO), 2005

Exhibitions
• “22nd Annual Holiday Miniature Show” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, 2012
• “Miniature Masterpieces” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2012
• “Weekend In The West” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2012
• “Colors of Summer” Framed Image Denver, CO, 2012
• Grand Opening LaFave Gallery, Springdale Utah, 2012
• 20th Annual Salida ArtWalk, Salida CO, 2012
• Artist in Residence – Hubbell Trading Post, AZ 2012
• “The Art of Place” Lakewood Civic Center, Lakewood, CO, 2012
• “The Red Show” Framed Image Denver, CO, 2012
• “Western Show” Framed Image Denver, CO, 2012
• “21st Annual Holiday Miniature Show” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, 2011
• “Miniature Masterpieces” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2011
• “Weekend In The West” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2011
• “A Horse Show” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2011
• International Association of Pastel Societies, 18th Juried Exhibition, NM, 2011
• 100 For 100 Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2011
• Miniature Masterpieces – Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, 2010
• Painting Demo and mini display for Holiday “Ladies Day” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery 2010
• Featured Artist – Gallery Walk – May & July –Evergreen Fine Art Gallery 2010
• Evergreen Colorado - SummerFest Art Show 2010
• 100 For 100 Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2010
• Evergreen Art Association Members Show, 2010
• Art For Life – Project Angel Heart – Denver, 2010
• “Passion” Artist With Altitude annual show Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2009
• 100 for 100 Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2009
• Summer Art Market, Art Students League of Denver, June 13 - 14 2009
• Shadow Mountain Gallery Featured artist August 2009
• “Paint Sculpt Shoot 2008” Plein Air Event Center for the Arts Evergreen
• “Dreams, A Revealing Exhibition” Center for the Arts Evergreen (CO), 2008
• “Paint Sculpt Shoot Evergreen 2007” Plein Air Event, First Place Award, Center for the Arts
• “PSS Pre Show” Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO), 2008
• “Wild Things” Artists With Altitude Sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2008
• “Exploration” A 21st Century Exhibit, Center for the Arts Evergreen 2008
• 100 for 100 Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2008
• 100 for 100 Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2007
• Creekside Cellars Winery and Café Evergreen, featured artist for May, 2008
• Artist With Altitude, Painted Toe Society Joint Show, Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO) 2008
• “A Burst of Color” Artist With Altitude sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO) 2007
• “Paint Sculpt Shoot Evergreen” Plein Air Event Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO) 2006
• “100 for 100” Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO), 2006

Your Creative Journey Workshop Series
• “Your Passion” Oct. 2010
• “Reflections I” Feb. 2011
• “Textures” Mar. 2011
• “Reflections II” May 2011
• “Express Yourself” Oct. 2011
• “Dreamy Nights” Jan. 2012
• “Your Masterpiece From Start to Finish” Feb. 2012
• “Colors of the West” May 2012
• “Essentials of the Landscape” Jul. 2012
• “Dynamic Landscapes” Oct. 2012
• “Winter Dreams? Jan. 2013

Honors
• Artist in Residence - Hubbell Trading Post, AZ 2012

Presentations
• Painting Demonstrations – Abend Gallery - 2012
• Summer Painting Demonstrations - Evergreen Fine Art Gallery 2010 to present
• Painting Demonstrations – LaFave Gallery - 2012
• “Brown Bag” Panel co-discussion with Virginia Unseld – Center for the Arts Evergreen 2010
• “Understanding the Art of Pastel” Presentation/Seminar – Evergreen Fine Art Gallery 2010
• Painting Demonstration – Colorado Pastel Society, 2009

Publications
• Paintings featured in “Take Control of Color” - Book by David Cuin published 2013
• Southwest Art Magazine - Image and Edit Dec. 2010, July 2011, August 2011
• Painting selected for program cover for Evergreen Arts Summer Fest –“First Morning” 2009
• Painting selected for 2008 Calendar, Center for the Arts Evergreen, (CO)
• Paint America Top 100 Books; 2007,2008, 2009, 2011
• Manitoba University Quebec, image chosen for program 2010 performing arts event
• Numerous news articles and announcements in Serenity Magazine, Canyon Courier Newspaper the Denver Hub.

Memberships:
American Impressionist Society 2010-Present Plein Air Artists Colorado 2009-Present
Colorado Pastel Society 2008-Present Denver Art Students League 2007-Present
Foothills Art Center – Golden CO 2005-Present Center for the Arts Evergreen 2005-Present

 

 

Licia's Painting Gratitude by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Deep in the Canyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Sunstuck by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Pricklies on a Ledge by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Forgotten Canyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Field of Gold by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Spring Sage Monument Valley AZ by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

First Light by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Desert Morning by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Walk in the Wash by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Vision Quest - Escalante by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Spider Rock Canyon de Chelly AZ by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Last Light Zion Cznyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Water Medicine by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Mustang Ridge Monument Valley AZ by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Heart of the Canyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Ripple Effect by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Prism Light by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Looking Out Lake Powell by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Loch Ness Morning by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

January Thaw by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Turning Wake by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Crimson Cove by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Twilight Passing by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

In The Bend Zion Canyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Autumn Light by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Home of the Ancients by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Along the Narrows by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Raven's Chat by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Centered by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Stepping Stones Zion Canyon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Beside Still Water by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Thier Return by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Amber Afternoon by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Sacred Space - Escalante by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Wake Powell by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

The Next Bend by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Winter Coat by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Morning Graze by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Reaching Through the Narrows by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Illuminated by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Our Brilliant Fall by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

The Gift by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

My Day With Dad by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Rows Her Own - Celebrating the Feminine Spirit by Marjie Eakin-Petty

 

Solo by Marjie Eakin-Petty