Marian Cates, Portland, Oregon Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement **I love creating art, because it takes me into that eternal space in which the stresses of time drop away. Ah, to dwell always in that space!
**My mother, who was an artist, taught me drawing when I was a girl. Growing up, I spent much of my time drawing and painting, both at home and at school, winning a **number of school honors.
**I've created art in pastels, ink, mixed media, textile arts, oils, acrylics and digitally. I've been a photographer for 30 years.