Description On a cliff top, high over the ocean, one of the Whistling Ducks spreads wide his wings, an impressive site. These ducks are named for their high whistling cry. They perch in trees or on logs over water. (from a photo by Marlin Harms)
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.