Not Your Mother’s Pastels: Marshall Noice
This summer, Waxlander Gallery is coming alive with new growth in the form of our first ever group pastel show! “Not Your Mother’s Pastels” will feature the latest works by acclaimed artists Phyllis Randall, Marshall Noice, and Sangita Phadke. Using the same medium, these three artists have succeeded in creating vastly different worlds for the viewer.
Montana artist Marshall Noice is known for his ability to capture the essence of a landscape. Rather than focusing his attention on creating a literal rendition of a scene, he allows his own reaction to the landscape—his own sense of it—to become his guide for realizing its spirit and portraying it on his canvas.
The resulting paintings hum with color, energy, and emotion. Lively trees emerge from red, orange, and purple hues; landscapes are given depth by a patchwork of textures; magnificent views are conveyed through the emergence and recession of color.
For Noice, whose overriding goal is to capture moments in the natural world, inspiration is endless and beckons with an almost magnetic attraction. He took a trip last spring to paint in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “Our nearby parks—Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton—have always been sources of inspiration for me,” Noice says. “I’m looking forward to seeing more of our country’s National Parks.”
His new work gives viewers the impression of standing in these great and endless nature reserves, observing with wonder the view from the top of a mountain ridge or the blue surface of a lake as glimpsed through a grove of trees. Like Noice, viewers can sense the inherent beauty of these scenes. There is astonishment, also, in recognizing that Noice has captured something fleeting—a particular moment of color, light, and feeling that will never come again.
Artists of all skill levels will have the opportunity to experience this sensation in person during plein air painting sessions in the mountains. Noice, who is visiting Santa Fe for the month of June, will lead the sessions. The first session will be June 12th and 13th up on Hyde Park Road, the second session will be June 19th and 20th with a location to be determined. Interested painters can meet in front of the gallery at 10 am on any of those days. For more information, please contact Waxlander at (505) 984-2202 and ask to speak with Bonnie.
“Not Your Mother’s Pastels” opens at Waxlander on June 5th and runs through June 18th, with an Artists’ Reception on Friday, June 8th, from 5 to 7 PM.
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