Art: Joan Cobb Marsh Exhibits New Collection of Oils

1214Joan Cobb Marsh, widely admired painter’s painter, introduces a new collection of oil paintings inspired by her travels to Miami, New York, Cape Cod, and Mexico at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth.

1225Joan Cobb Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color as a young student of Henry Henche who was a protégé of Charles Hawthorne, the great American painter and founder of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Cobb Marsh received a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) . She met her husband there, raised a family, and eventually embarked on a professional career at RIT as a Graphics Supervisor in the Department of Instructional Research and Development. She finished her professional career at RIT as Adjunct Professor in the College of Continuing Education developing a course in Collage and teaching Advanced Drawing and Media.

In the summer and fall, Marsh paints in her Provincetown studio overlooking the harbor in the home she and her husband converted from her grandfather’s boathouse. During New England’s cold winter months, they reside in South Beach where Marsh paints. Her time in South Beach has inspired her brilliant and popular Port of Miami, South Pointe Park, Florida View, South Beach, and Everglades series.

1221Marsh’s exhibit will include new works of Miami, Cape Cod, San Miguel, and New York’s Twin Towers. In 2000, Marsh was granted a residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Arts, New York City. In her studio on the 108th floor of the Twin Towers, she painted many works depicting the spectacular views, three of which were lost in the 9/11 tragedy.

Marsh’s work is in private collections across the United States and abroad.

The exhibit will run through March 6th.

TO GO: Opening Reception, Saturday, February 15. 6pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: williamsmccallgallery.com or 786.359.4321

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