Artwork of the Day: "Venus" by Marsha Hammel

MARSHA HAMMEL, VENUS

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.

Recommended Posts
Contact Us

Have specific questions about Artexpo New York? We're here to help! Send us an email and we'll get back to you.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt