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Marti-Higgins
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I look up and I Iook down. I observe the seasons, gardens and weather. My subjects are woods, flowers, landscapes, water and skies. My eye tends to study the spatial and color relationships between objects in nature. I notice where things touch, overlap, or separate. I am attracted to the close composition. 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 during daily walks or working in my home garden. I use photographs as a loose reference but mostly paint from memories such as the way the sun lit a rock, a tree held its limbs or colors looked in relation to one another. My art pieces are the result of these impressions.

Education:

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Bachelor of Art, Studio/Art 2002 Magna cum Laude
University of Delaware, Newark, Bachelor of Art, English Literature/Journalism 1980

Collections:

Southwest General Hospital – Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County Administration Building – Cleveland, 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, Pittsburgh, Dayton, OH
Dollar Bank - Cleveland, OH
Marriott Hotel- Cleveland, OH
Glidden House - Cleveland, OH
MF Cachet Corporation - Lakewood, OH
Swift Filter- Oakwood, OH
Private Collections - St. Louis, MO, Hudson, OH and Cleveland, OH

Recent Exhibitions:

Artists Archive of the Western Reserve – Reemergernce – Cleveland, OH 2015 - juried
52 weeks 52 works AGC calendar – 2013, 2014, 2015 -juried
Valley Art Center – Open to Interpretation – Chagrin Falls, OH 2014, - juried
Valley Art Center –- Mellow Yellow - Chagrin Falls, OH 2014 – 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-St.Paul’s Episcopal Church - 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

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