Micaela Marsden

I travelled up the coast to Goat Rock hoping to paint that monolith, but the
coast was socked in by fog so I painted the rocks and grasses instead.

A plein air- and studio-painter, and active urban sketcher, Micaela works in oils, acrylics, pen/pencil, and watercolor & ink, sometimes choosing a medium according to whim! With a special connection to the wild Big Sur coast, Micaela is drawn to the rugged drama of the rocks & pounding waves, the persistent mystery of the storms & fogs. She loves to connect with this beautiful place by painting right out in the middle of it, rain or shine. The forces of water, and wind, and bugs all contribute their elemental nature to the work!

At a sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii


Awards:

Design Award—Festival-at-the-Lake Public Relations, Oakland,CA
3rd place—Wetlands to Ridgetops Art Exhibit, Flyway Art Festival

 

 

Commissions:

Vista of Carquinez Straight
12 x 36 foot mural for the play “Same Time Next Year” for the Chanticleer Theater, Castro Valley CA

 

Exhibitions

2016
February-May, 2016 Our Many Cultures Expressions Gallery Berkeley, CA


2015
August-September 12 Inside & Out: Plein Air and Studio Works Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center Pleasanton, CA
July Scene on the Straight Martinez - Shoreline Park Martinez, CA
June Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios Market Hall-Jack London Square 95 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA
March Plein Air Painters of Mendocino Annual show Oddfellows Hall 45101 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, CA


2014
September Valona Paintout - invitational Epperson Gallery Valona, CA
August Scene on the Straight Martinez - Shoreline Park Martinez, CA
June Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios Market Hall-Jack London Square 95 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA


2013
Aug 2-31 Wags & Whiskers Olive Hyde Gallery 123 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA
July 29-September 28 8th Annual Frank Bette Center for the Arts Plein Air Paintout Frank Bette Center for the Arts 1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA
June 1-9 Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios -Jack London Square 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA
March Plein Air Painters of Mendocino Annual show Oddfellows Hall 45101 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, CA

 

Past years archived.