Marcia Cushmore (American)
Born in Hutchinson, KS
Lives and works in Minneapolis and Grand Marais, MN
Marcia Cushmore says her life in the Twin Cities and Grand Marais presents so much richness in the usual places along her path. Snow covered berries, reflections in a pond, a birch forest, the inland sea, a walk in the woods. Again, these images come from an ordinary hike, trip up the Gunflint Trail or the river outside her home.
Cushmore describes that her painting “is like my eye and consciousness when I really look and see!! Nothing extraordinary---just extraordinary ordinariness!! Textures, patterns, layers, tones, colors, large and small secrets to be found, so much demands attention and recording!” She builds her paintings with substantial translucent and opaque paint.
A philosopher as well as artist, Cushmore is a graduate of the University of Kansas, who has also studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Parsons School of Design, Paris, France.