Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
Meet Mount Rainier Artist Lofts artist and resident Marsha Stein. Marsha works in acrylic paint after painting in oils for years. Find out why she changed mediums, how she defines an artist and what she’s working on today.
How did you discover the medium you currently work in?
After painting in oils for many years, I tried acrylics and found they were much easier to clean. The colors had much improved from the first acrylic paints.
How do you define “artist”?
I can define it for myself. I have a unique ability to see and translate onto paper and canvas. I was taught to differentiate contours, lights and darks and composition. The word artist encompasses many talents.
How did you discover the Gateway Arts District?
I was invited to move into the Mount Rainier Artist Lofts.
If you could give your younger self a piece of advice about being an artist, what would it be?
You have a world class gift that can be cultivated into great achievement. You deserve to be rewarded and recognized.
What drives you?
The love of producing beautiful images.
What is your greatest challenge as an artist?
To get back to the purer art I produced in school. To not make commercial art.
What are you working on right now?
Trying to get back into an art school frame of mind and push my work to grow, not just to sell.
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