Saturday, May 30, 2015

Marlene Wiedenbaum

Valkill Pond © Marlene Wiedenbaum 
Name: Marlene Wiedenbaum, PSA
Bio: New York artist Marlene Wiedenbaum is a graduate of Queens College, State University of New York (SUNY), New Paltz, and she studied at the Arts Students League in New York City. In 2010 she was awarded a residency through The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development. A Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, she is also an Active Member of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters (NAPPAP), New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP) and LongReachArts. Her work is in private collections & is represented in the Tri-State area. Marlene accepts commissions and teaches at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Marlene has exhibited extensively since 1999 and her award winning paintings have been exhibited internationally, including the International Pastel Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan in 2010, 2012 and 2014, As a result, her work is among that of six International Master Pastellists featured in two text books commissioned by the Taiwanese government. She is listed in Art in America. Marlene was among ten semi-finalists for the Basil Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting in 2012.
Marlene was a featured artist in the November 2010 issue of Art Times and the December 2009 issue of American Artist. One of her paintings was also selected by American Artist Magazine for their 2011 calendar.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Landscape; Figurative; Still Life.
Style: Representational. Marlene says:
I am a passionate realist, working with a palette of soft pastels, sanded paper, and a kneaded eraser. My early years of working in the abstract helped me refine my handling of the medium and sharpen my understanding of shape and form as it manifests in the natural world. I feel obligated as an artist to reflect the world I live in, to look keenly at my environment, and to present it to the viewer in an engaging way. 
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Gallery: Landscape ; Sacred Ground ; Still Life ; Plein Air ; Figurative
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