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County Arts Council Botanicals Artist Reception

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the Colusa County Arts Council will host an Artist Reception for Rita Davies and Marilyn Marsh, both Botanicals Artists.

Marilyn Marsh is a third generation Californian where she grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Cal Berkeley with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.

“I have always loved to draw and paint, but I put it aside for many years while working and raising my two wonderful children,” said Marsh, “however, botanical drawing is like my practice of Tai Chi, it’s a form of meditation in motion, grounding and calming.”

Marsh creates her botanical works with watercolors, graphite, and acrylics.

Rita Davies was born in Wales, Great Britain where she spent most of her adult life teaching in London. In 1980, she moved to California where she taught in Mendocino and Berkeley.

“During my teaching career I was a mentor and a supporter of the Arts in Education,” said Davies, “and now I continue to work in this way with teachers.”

“The colors and shapes of the natural world are the inspiration for my paintings,” Marsh added, “However, for some time now I have experimented with exaggerating the colors and shapes of nature and moving towards more free-flowing expression.”

Come visit with Marsh and Davies and discuss their works of art at the artist reception held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Colusa County Arts Council Gallery, located at 430 Market Street in Colusa.

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