July 24, 2008

Marcy Chapman: Compositional Watercolor

Celebrating the work of watercolorist Marcy Chapman is nothing short of a pleasure. Recently planted in Sarasota, Marcy's unique use of layering, color, and light brings nature's treasures to life on canvas. She has developed techniques for transparent watercolor painting and mixed media applications that draw the eye to the glow within the colors she uses.

Marcy's work has been celebrated and published worldwide. Her love of the watercolor medium has inspired her to offer classes and workshops on the subject, including instruction at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina, and this fall at Glenridge on Palmer Ranch. Marcy's paintings have sold at art festivals and galleries nationwide, including the famous Woolworth Walk art district of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that she and her husband Clint owned and operated Artists' Loft, a bed and breakfast artists' retreat and gallery.

Currently, Marcy Chapman is planning a retrospective art opening to kick off her fall collection. The event will feature the work of thirty years, yet she is full of new inspiration. "I always feel like I'm bursting with ideas. There are a million paintings swirling in me," she says. The fall collection celebrates color, and features realistic subject matter superimposed upon exactly composed collage elements.

Kangaroo is proud to assist Marcy with media and consumer relations, publicity, grant research and web coordination as she takes root in our community. She welcomes your commissions and specializes in site-specific pieces that set the tone for a room. Often, her commissions include large scale focal pieces (such as in a great room, hotel lobby or hospital waiting room) that will begin a series of smaller pieces throughout the space.