A Sense of Place
Marshall Noice prepares for two shows at Waxlander this summer
Whether he is capturing a scene through the medium of oil paints or pastels, Marhsall Noice strives to evoke the essence of a landscape more than its realistic details. Sunlight filtering through a stand of aspen trees, the full moon rising over a cliff, autumn leaves rustling in the breeze—each scene is an impression of a place, brought to life through his brush.
“My paintings are made in response to things I see in the natural world,” he says. “They capture a place at a particular time. And they capture a moment in my sensibility. My overriding goal as a painter is to create a work, an artifact if you will, that resonates with the spirit of the landscape that inspired me to begin painting.”
A Busy Season
Marshall’s work will be showcased twice in the upcoming summer season at the gallery. His pastels will be a part of the first ever Waxlander group pastel show and will appear alongside other accomplished artists who work in the medium, including Sangita Phadke and Phyllis Randall.
“Many of my pastels are done outdoors as field sketches,” he says. “That’s how I generate material for my paintings. However, this show will be exclusively work that was done in the studio.” The group exhibit will run from June 5-18, with an opening reception held Friday, June 8 from 5-7 p.m.
We are also excited to announce “New Horizons,” a one-man show that will celebrate Marshall’s oil paintings and pastels. With such a diverse and extensive body of work, Marshall was the perfect pick for a solo show during our busy summer season.
The show will offer classic Marshall Noice pieces, as well as newer work that shows him pushing his boundaries and reveling in the joy his art brings him.
“I’m doing some larger pastels than I’ve ever done before,” he says. “And I’m working in triptych, which I’ve never done, and I’m having fun with that. I’m hopeful that I’ll have a handful of pastels that are done on canvas rather than paper. It is a new way of approaching pastels for me.”
The New Horizons show will run from June 26 to July 9th, and we invite everyone to join us in the gallery on Friday, June 29 for an artist reception from 5-7 p.m.
The Joy of the Work
Marshall’s vibrant work stirs emotion in its viewers. It’s as though he has captured a landscape’s very soul in color and invited you to share in it.
“My work’s greatest pleasure comes when I’m in the thick of the battle to let a painting emerge,” he says.
We hope you will join us at the gallery for his shows and experience the beauty of his paintings!
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