Heidi Marshall was born in Detroit in 1958. She is descended from a line of painters including her father who was Chief Illustrator for the Detroit News. She is now a northern Michigan artist who strives to capture the singular beauty of Michigan’s lakes, dunes, woods, and farmland. Each painting is created on site-En Plein Air.
“It is a joy to paint here. Michigan is my home and I am blessed to live in the natural beauty of the north. The subject matter here is inexhaustible-there are limitless scenes of wonder and interest.”
After a successful career as Creative Director and Senior Writer at Young & Rubicam and Saatchi & Saatchi advertising, Heidi decided to devote herself exclusively to painting. She holds a BFA from Albion College and an MFA from Wayne State University.
“There is something about painting in the out-of-doors that puts your finger on nature’s pulse. As a painter you are almost literally in the painting-you smell the air, feel the breeze, squint down the scene, enter another world and become happily lost in it.”
Heidi paints year round in all types of weather-even on blustery winter days. At such times she makes use of a portable heater, fingerless gloves, and a Siberian muskrat hat.
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