Artwork of the Day: "Venus" by Marsha Hammel


Today’s Artwork of the Day is “Venus,” a vibrant, beautifully balanced painting by Artexpo New York 2010 exhibitor Marsha Hammel.

Born in Miami, Marsha is well-known for her stylized, Modernist compositions, many of which are inspired by Jazz music and dance.

“Music, particularly popular jazz music, has always been a part of my life,” she says. “While I was growing up in Europe, my parents played the latest Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Louis Prima and Keely Smith on the hi-fi; all the latest cool grooves from the States.”

Caribbean themes also feature prominently in Marsha’s work: “Miami, Florida, where I was born and spent intervals between my father’s Air Force assignments, infused a love of Afro Cuban and Caribbean Music and left impressed upon my mind’s eye the colors and forms of the subtropics.”

Today, Marsha maintains a busy studio in North Carolina. She is published by International Art Acquisitions, and you can look forward to seeing her work at Artexpo New York 2010.

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