Art: Places and People Much Loved Opens at Williams McCall

Widely admired painter’s painter, Joan Cobb Marsh, unveils her recent interpretations of Places and People Much Loved with an artist reception February 16 at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth.

Joan Cobb Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Although oil is her first love, she has worked in collage, watercolor and drawing.  Known for her interiors, recent paintings show scenes of Miami’s South Beach area, Provincetown life, the colors and lanes of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and the shorelines of New England, California.

Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color under Henry Henche, a student of Charles Hawthorne.  After receiving an AAS and BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, she was Graphics Supervisor in the Department of Instructional Development’s Media Center.  As Adjunct Professor, Marsh taught graphics and developed a course in Advanced Collage.

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. A Residency at a historic dune shack at the Cape Cod National Seashore enabled Marsh to produce paintings of a landscape that was a part of her family’s heritage.

Recent one person shows were at Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown and Chacur Gallery, New York City. Marsh’s work is in many private collections in England, the Netherlands, Mexico, Hawaii, and the United States. A resident of Provincetown Massachusetts, she currently paints from a studio overlooking the town’s harbor.

“It is an artist’s responsibility to combine her intuition, intelligence, and skill of craft and observation, to try to immediately engage a viewer.  I try to optimize all the elements in a painting in an honest attempt to capture the fleeting visual beauty of our surroundings. In a glimpse resides an eternity and to capture that is a constant quest.”


Twin Towers Residency, New York City

Appearances Green Arts Festival, Provincetown

Dune Shack Residency, Cape Cod National Seashore & Dune Shack Trust

Solo Show, Chacur Gallery, New York City

Members Open “White Show” (and others), Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Waterworks Event, Providence, RI

All New England Exhibit, Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts

Solo Show, Eclipse Salon Gallery, Boston

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Secret Garden Tour Exhibit, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts

TO?GO: Places and People Much Loved will run through March 8. Reception, February 16 at 6pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: or 786.359.4321.

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