Marti Higgins

The Happy SeriesI find joy in observing the natural and organic, the woods, gardens and weather. I notice where objects touch, overlap, or separate. The structure of trees and the interplay of branches and limbs is a frequent theme. I am interested in the spaces in between! I abstract my compositions to emphasize what stands out or draws my attention. My technique includes the use of reference photographs but mostly I paint from memories such as the way the sun lit a rock, a tree held its limbs or colors looked in relationship to one another.

Marti's art can be purchased through GrayHaus Studios and Art Source, Cleveland.

Please look for more of my work at MartiHigginsArt , Facebook at MartiHigginsArt, and Twitter @MartiHiggins. 
I can be contacted at msmhiggins@att.net

Juried Shows and Galleries:
Valley Art Center – Open to Interpretation – Chagrin Falls, OH 2014 – juried
Valley Art Center –- Mellow Yellow - Chagrin Falls, OH 2014 – juried
52 weeks 52 works AGC calendar – 2013,2014, 2015 -juried
Valley Art Center –Annual Juried Art Exhibit – 2013, 2014 Chagrin Falls, OH
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve – Inspired by Nature – Cleveland, OH 2013-juried
Fawick Gallery – 52 Weeks 52 Works Group Show- Berea, OH 2013
Invited Artist - Log Cabin Gallery- Peninsula, OH –2013
Invited Artist Shaker Lakes Nature Center- Shaker Hts., OH 2013
Collinwood Rain Barrel Competition Finalist- Cleveland OH 2013
South Wing Gallery- Cleveland Hts., 2013
Valley Art Center – Moody Blues – Chagrin Falls, 2013-juried
Solon Center for the Arts – Solon, OH 2012 solo show
Tripoint Hospital – Painesville, OH 2012
University Hospital Humphrey Atrium Gallery- Cleveland, OH 2012 solo show
MSASS Library Gallery-Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland OH 2011 solo show

Collections:
Cuyahoga County Administration Building – Cleveland, OH
Swift Filter – Oakwood, OH
Metro Health Hospital – Middleburg Hts., OH
Flour Restaurant - Moreland Hills, OH
Nordson Corporation - Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University Student Center - Cleveland, OH
Fairmount Minerals- Chardon, OH
PNC Bank- Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA
Dollar Bank - Cleveland, OH
Marriott Hotel- Cleveland, OH
Glidden House - Cleveland, OH
Private Collections - St. Louis, MO, Hudson, OH and Cleveland, OH