About the artist

Marianne Holtermann, the artist

As a self-taught artist I started painting only a few years ago when a combination of circumstances gave me the encouragement and inspiration to try my hand at something I had always longed to do. 

 

My preferred medium is pastels for their brilliant colors, multiple possibilities and ease of use.

I am constantly learning and evolving as an artist. I enjoy experimenting with color, style and subject matter. Forms, lines, color and their juxtaposition is what captivates me in a landscape, be it natural or manmade. People fascinate me when they convey an emotion, a message, or make me curious.

 And then there is the light…… it’s all about the light. 

In my art I try to capture not only what I see, but also the feelings the subject evoke in me. It is my hope that the viewer will connect with my art emotionally -  not just as something that is pleasing to the eye.

Over the years I have been taking thousands of photos and continue to do so. Some of these photos now serve as inspiration  and reference.

I have exhibited locally at Firehouse gallery in Milford, as well as Milford Arts Center, Lyme Art Association Gallery, Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, City-Wide Open Studios New Haven, New Haven Paint and Clay Club and Colors of Humanity Art on-line gallery 

 

Awards:

Merit Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Member Exhibit 2021

The Weiss Sisters Prize, New Haven Paint and Clay Club´s 119th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2020

Jack Richeson & Company Award III at Connecticut Pastel Society´s  Member Exhibition 2020

Honorable Mention at Milford Arts Council Waterscapes Exhibit 2019

First prize at Pastel Guild of Europe's on-line contest December-January 2018-19

Third place in the "Go Figure" show at The Firehouse Gallery 2019

Honorable mention Pastel Guild of Europe's on-line Summer contest 2018

Second place at The Firehouse Gallery show "From the Garden", April 2018

Hull´s Art Supply and Framing Award at Connecticut Pastel Society´s member-show 2018

Honorable mention at The Firehouse Gallery show "Go Figure", January 2018

Honorable mention at The Firehouse Gallery show “Reflections”, March 2017

Honorable mention at Connecticut PastelSociety´s Purely  Pastel Exhibition 2016

Third place at Milford Arts Council and Milford Yacht Club Marine show 2016

First prize at Milford Arts Center show “Arboretum” in 2015

Memberships:

Pastel Guild of Europe

Milford Arts Council

CT pastel Society

Lyme Art Association

New Haven Paint & Clay Club

Connecticut Women Artists

American Women Artists