Marsha Savage


 Smyrna, Georgia          770-926-3623
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'Rock Hop Scotch'           pastel             ©Marsha Hamby Savage

Artist Statement
 Imagine flowing creeks, tall trees, sunlit rocks, rolling hills, apple orchards and the summer scent of fresh baled hay. This is the inspiration for my journey and has led me across the U.S., to France and Ireland, the Caribbean and Jamaica. My love for plein air (on location) work is about the journey of learning to observe correctly, which teaches me color, atmosphere and light. My studio work is then not limited by a photographic image. My favorite saying is, “It’s the journey, not the destination!” I believe the journey of the mind is as important as the journey of the feet!
Short Bio
 Marsha has been painting for over 40 years and won numerous awards at regional, National and International Juried Exhibitions. She is a member of regional and national art associations, and is being featured in national art magazines. Marsha has a set of pastels named after her by Terry Ludwig Pastels. She won a Purchase Award from the Buford Historical Museum for a painting of their town at the Buford Tannery Plein Air Festival. She has four large oil paintings that were commissioned for the Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital in Gainesville, GA, installed in the Surgical Wing waiting room. Seven large acrylic paintings of local scenes were commissioned for a restaurant in Satellite Beach, Florida. She has a 48x36" oil painting, and two smaller paintings, installed at the Georgia State Capitol offices of David Ralston, Speaker of the House. This is just a sample of the accomplishments of Marsha Hamby Savage. See her website for galleries and more.

Honors (abbreviated listing):
Plein Air Magazine, May 2014 Issue, Article “A Journey With Pastels”
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition (2013)
Women Painters of the Southeast (2012, Award of Distinction; 2013 & 2014 Juried Exh;   … 2014 Awarded Signature Status) 
Southeastern Pastel Society International and Member Juried Exhibitions (2002 - 2012) ... many awards including Best in Show, and awarded Signature Status (SPS)
IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) (2009 - 2013)
... awarded Master Circle designation (IAPS/MC)
Pastel Society of North Florida National Juried Exh. (2010 - Exceptional Merit Award)

Degas Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition (2010)

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