A second generation Southern Californian, Marsha lives with her family in Claremont where she is inspired by a very rich local plant palette. With a background in fine arts, earning a degree from California State University East Bay with a concentration in drawing, Marsha has, in the last few years, migrated to exclusively digital work. Even in earlier work Marsha\'s interests were for natural subject matter and a somewhat representational style, many times using a series of the same subject to push the exploration deeper. This process leads inevitably to abstraction.
Aesthetic concerns have always been about beauty and enigma; the areas in which they overlap provide an intriguing arena for exploration. A bit of mystery hovers as images often create an atmospheric quality receding back into dark shadows. The three dimensional nature of the subject matter is of utmost importance. Flat items are expressly avoided because they have little sculptural value
Professional background includes a degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in drawing. Also studied horticulture, botany, landscape architecture, photography, drafting, AutoCAD & computer graphics. Work has included: floral designer, freelance landscape design & freelance illustration.