Colorful Landscape Paintings in Pastel, Oil or Acrylic
I have been painting for over 45 years and won numerous awards at regional, National and International Juried Exhibitions. You can see a listing of many of the more recent ones on my website. Several of my paintings were chosen in 2010 for the Georgia State Capital, offices of David Ralston, Speaker of the House, one of which is a rather large oil, 48x36" names "Dawn of a New Day". I have been commissioned several times for artwork to hand in regional hospitals in Georgia. My paintings are in corporate and private collections across the United States.
I was honored to choose 60 colors for the "Marsha Savage Southeast Landscape Set" by Terry Ludwig Pastels. I am represented by Frameworks Gallery in Marietta GA, High Country Art Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA, Magnolia Art Gallery in Greensboro GA, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assoc. in Blue Ridge GA, and Xanadu Gallery in their On-Line Gallery. Please support these galleries -- visit and let them know you want to see work by Marsha Savage!
I plan several workshops each year and participate in plein air festivals and paint-outs as often as possible. I am asked frequently to give programs at arts organizations or my galleries on my painting techniques, marketing and how I manage my art career. Demonstrating at arts organizations and my galleries several times each year is a real treat for me. I have studied with many talented and wonderfully giving artists! I am a Signature Member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and of the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild/Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, Merit member of the Atlanta Artist Center, and an Associate Member of American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the International Plein Air Painters. I attained Master Circle Status in the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2013, and will receive the Gold Medallion at the convention in June 2015.
Inspiration comes from my love of nature and outdoor activity. Some of my earliest memories are of wading in a creek, picking up a rocks, studying the moss and running my hands over it. I create paintings from the Southeastern US, but also enjoy travel and painting plein air in other places I visit. I spend a little time walking and exploring each new location before I start to paint. It allows me to soak up the flavor and feeling of that location.
My philosophy and favorite saying is “It’s the journey, not the destination!” As the artist, capturing the emotion of a place, recognition, or a feeling that one can identify with, is important to me. To make you see what I have seen is part of my objective; but to have you feel something when looking at the painting is more my intention … I call it “viewer participation in the painting.” So, the journey of the mind is as important as the journey of the feet!