Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Suenos de Primavera, 36" x 48", oil on canvas

Friday, October 9, 2009

You are invited to the first anual LOVELAND STUDIO TOUR

Please come visit me in Colorado on the Loveland Studio Tour.

A Free to the Public tour of Artist Studios in Loveland, Colorado.


This first annual LOVELAND ART STUDIO TOUR gives you a chance to peek into the artist�s world of creativity; an opportunity to see new work, works in progress, demonstrations and to visit with the artist. Buy directly from the artist and learn the story behind their creations. Refreshments and prize drawings will be offered at over 30 stops on the self-guided map tour. Admission is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Paintings

Black-eyed Sue, plein air 16" x 20" , oil on canvas
Herb Garden, plein air 16" x 20" , oil on canvas
Summer Garden, Plein air, 24" x 12", oil on canvas
Garden Path, plein air, 11" x 14" , oil on canvas
Lily Ponderings, plein air, 12" x 12", oil on canvas
Pond Gazing, plein air, 12" x 12", oil on canvas
Psychedelic Muse, 40" x 30", oil on canvas

New Plein Air paintings

Friday, July 17, 2009

Accepted into the 5th Annual "Russian Night in Taos" gala fundraiser

Very excited to have been accepted into the 5th Annual Russian Night in Taos Gala fundraiser to benefit the Taos Art Museum in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.

When: Show is being hung now (late July)! so go see it, August 29th @ 6pm is the Black tie and Boots Auction and Reception which will include an elegant dinner, live auction, silent auction and dancing

Tickets to the Gala are $175/person

I am thrilled to be included with such major artists of the day including Nikolai Blokhin, Walt Gonske, Alyce Frank, Jerry Jordan, Zhiwei Tu and Bill Acheff who have all committed major pieces to the auction. My piece is entitled Hollyhock Delight
Will post an image soon.

The Taos Art Museum is housed in the home of Nicolai Fechin (Fechin House), who with his family moved to Taos in 1927. Born in Russia, Fechin is one of the most important portrait painters of the 20th Century. His paintings of Native Americans and of the New Mexico desert landscape are considered among his best works.

Please visit MarieMassey.com to see more of my new work.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Description of paintings for Captured Moments Show

Each painting draws the viewer into the experience of the unique beauty of a time and place: Spring, before grapes are on the vines and the mustard grows wild and vibrant yellow in the vineyard; Summer, at noon in a winegarden with a peaceful fountain and tables set for guests; a rose bush flush with blooms against the sun-warmed adobe wall; A mission bell tower against the soft grey green of a mountain.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sold Fechin's Garden Painting

So happy to report that the brilliant ladies at Walden Fine Art just sold a little painting of my entitled Fechin's Garden. Yahoo! I hope it is a small sign of good things to come.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

California, here I am!!

Just arrived in California yesterday and already inspiration fills me. Hope and Joy are here. Love is all around and it is BEAUTIFUL! Home sweet home.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Accepted into the 2009 National Show!!

Riverside Rhapsody 16" x 20", oil on canvas is a plein air painting done up in Rocky Mountain National Park and it was just accepted to the 2009 Artist Association of Northern Colorado
18th National Art Exhibition and Sale
to be held at the Lincoln Center April 4 to May 8th with an artist reception opening at the Lincoln Center, Canyon West Room, on Friday, April 10 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Welcoming Hilton McLaurin

I am thrilled to welcome Hilton McLaurin as the first follower of my blog. He is a fellow artist producing vibrant and dramatic paintings. You can see his work at http://hiltonmclaurin.com/

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Painting!

Entitled "City on a Hill", 18" x 36" , oil on canvas.

I did it from several reference photos taken by the client on a recent vacation they took to the
fabulous Greek Islands.

If you would like to commission a painting, I would be thrilled to do it for you.

Wishing you a fun weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Show at Walden Fine Art

My "Desert in Bloom" show will be happening at Walden Fine Art in beautiful Taos, New Mexico during the months of May and June. There will be an artist reception from 4pm to 6pm on June 27th. Please come see the show.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update in Carmel Elliott Frame Design

Sadly Hanson Gallery Carmel closed recently. I am now very happy to be represented by one of the premiere framer/galleries in Carmel: Elliott Frame Design . The owner is Todd Elliott he is a talented framer and great person. Please visit Marie Massey.com to see my latest work.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Plein Air Workshop in Castle Rock, Colorado

I am in the planning stage now of possibly teaching a plein air workshop for the GCRAG or the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild. Check back here for details in the near future.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Skiing in Steamboat Springs

We leave tomorrow morning to go up to Steamboat Springs for the weekend with
some friends of ours that have a very nice condo/townhome near the slopes. Since
we have a 2 and a 5 year old my husband and I probably will not have the chance to ski together. I might stay back and do some suedo plein air painting out the window.

When staying with friends, I like to leave them with a painting. I am going to bring all my equipment and see what I can do.


I am painting with my mentor Barbara Marquardt again on Wednesday mornings. Several other artists and I paint together at Barbara's studio in her basement here in Fort Collins, Colorado.

She is in her late 80s now. She is a fantastic artist. I use her painting in layers method.

Painting with Barbara makes me very aware of how precious time is. How lucky am I to be able to paint with someone I consider to be so knowledgable.

To see my paintings, please visit: http://www.MarieMassey.com
Barbara has written a great book on her method of painting that I recommend. for more information on the book see http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096296381X/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img