Meet Marjorie Madsen Participating In 2014 Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour

Watercolor painting by Los Alamos artist Marjorie Madsen. Courtesy photo 

Watercolor painting by Los Alamos artist Marjorie Madsen. Courtesy photo 

ART News:

This year’s Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is Oct. 11-12 and the Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring a “Get to Know Your Artist” series leading up to the annual event.

Each of the 16 artists participating in the tour will be showcased prior to the beginning of the tour to allow our readers an opportunity to learn about them and their work.

Watercolor painting by Los Alamos artist Marjorie Madsen. Courtesy photo 

Meet Los Alamos artist Marjorie Madsen:

Bright colors inspire me, while the juxtapositions of patterns in every day objects and scenery fascinate me. The immediacy of watercolors is both challenging and inspiring.

Through the use of vivid pigments, my watercolor paintings enhance the ordinary and distill the essence of the subject matter, translating images into colorful abstractions. As my work evolves, I find my paintings becoming ever more about patterns and simplified rhythms.

I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and have lived all over the U.S. and in Europe. Art has always been a part of my life, albeit sometimes more of an underlying current rather than a full stream. I have explored several other careers, utilizing my creative skills in both military and corporate environments. Many art classes throughout the years and across the country supplement my formal education, which includes both an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, Philadelphia, Penn., and a B.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I have lived and worked in both the U.S. and Europe including New York City, Philadelphia, Berlin (Germany), Hemel-on-Hempstead (UK), Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., Augusta, and now Los Alamos. These varied locations have all influenced my work.

I have recently been experimenting with acrylic paintings and textile arts (knitting, batik, rug hooking, quilting with vintage textiles) as well as working with polymer clay.

Learn more about the Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour here.

Read about previously published artist Joanne Kozuchowski here.

Read about previously published artist Patrick Soran here.

Read about previously published artist Fran Stoval here.

Read about previously published artist Heather Ward here.

Read about previously published artist Bettina Hehlen here.

Read about previously published artist Becky Nystrom here.

Read about previously published artist Bruce Warren here.

Read about previously published artist Stephanie Hagelberg here.

Read about previously published artist Nicole Dunn here.

Read about previously published artist Mary Carol Williams here.

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