Marcia Hoeck began painting in acrylics and oils in 2016. Through her work she nudges flowers past the stillness of still life, pushing beyond realism to her subjects’ true personalities as they glow and strut, or reach for streams of light.
She enthusiastically shows her work to anyone she can get to look at it, including online and in person in her adopted home town of San Diego. She has shown in group exhibitions at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, and has had her first solo show at Sissy & Roché Gallery in Kingsville, ON, Canada.
Marcia received a BFA in graphic design at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Her favorite courses were life drawing, where the first assignment was to procure chicken feet with which to draw (a disaster), and lithography, but she ended up a graphic design major anyway. After a full career as a design and branding firm owner, she now prefers to paint.
Marcia was born in Youngstown, OH, and now lives happily in San Diego, CA. You really can’t blame her, can you?
I am attracted to proud and happy still lifes. Through my work I try to catch my subjects showing off this inner character, to get a peek at a smile or dance. I want to nudge them past the stillness of still life — to make visible their joy and energy by pushing beyond realism to their true personalities as they glow and strut, or reach for streams of light.
Finding and highlighting the hidden simplicity of my subject is a goal, so that the happy freedom rubs off on you, the viewer. I strive for freshness without perfection.