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Marita Hines

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Artist Statement:

I worked for over 40 years in non-art related fields, moving from one job assignment to another in an effort to grow and stay engaged.It was both tedious and challenging.When I got the opportunity to retire and pursue painting full-time--there were doubts that I would be able to maintain a level of engagement without constantly shifting direction.Then I was re-introduced to Plein Air painting!Capturing and translating a fleeting moment in time challenges me in ways my "day job" never could.

My favorite medium is watercolor, a medium that many describe as both difficult and unforgiving.It's only paper and paint!My first mentor, the late Paul Herr of Lititz, told me to "just turn the paper over and paint the other side.""Paint every day," he said.I believe this "move on" attitude is with me every day.The growth has come over time, time that passes more quickly as I spend it doing what I love.

Awards and Accomplishments:

2019 - Juried into Finger Lakes Plein Air

2018 - Juried into Brandywine Valley Plein Air

2018 - Judge's Choice Award for overall work at Landis Woods Outdoor Art Show

2018 - Excellence in Watercolor Award for overall work at Lansdale Festival of the Arts

2018 - Third Place for my painting "Wyomissing Creek" at Plein Air West Reading, West Reading, PA

2018 - Honorable Mention for 2D Art at Saucon Creek Arts Festival, Bethlehem, PA

2018 - Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor for my painting "House of Blues" at LCAA Spring Membership Show

2017 - First Place for Overall Work at Landis Woods Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

Terms and Conditions:

Credit cards are accepted via PayPal. A 6% state sales tax is charged to Pennsylvania residents.

All work shown in the galleries are unframed and, if stated, include a white matte that fits a standard size frame. For customers who live in the vicinity of Lancaster County, PA, custom matting and framing is available at additional cost. Please email me for pricing and samples.