Claude Marshall, Bakersfield, CA Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement Internationally known artist Claude Marshall started painting at the age of 17, and won numerous awards. Fox Chapel Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. North Miami Beach Art Festival, Miami Beach, FL. Hollywood Museum of Art, Hollywood, FL. and so on. Exhibited and sold his paintings at the Fountainebleau Hotel Gallery, Miami Beach, FL. • Pilgrim Gallery & Circus Gallery in Palm Beach, FL. • The Antique Guild, Los Angeles, CA. • Judith Kaufman Art Gallery, N. Hollywood, CA. and on his personal website: www.ARTbyClaudeMarshall.com Worked as an artist for Gimbels Department Stores, Pittsburgh, PA. Carter, Hawley & Hale Department Stores, Los Angeles, CA. For 15 years he was a graphic artist/designer in Los Angeles, CA for The Los Angeles Times Newspaper, 5 years as art director for the Long Beach Civic Light Opera Theatre, Long Beach, CA. 8 Years graphic artist/designer for The Sun-Sentinel/Chicago Tribune Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Plus numerous free lance accounts. As a painter, Claude is famous for his colorful paintings of angels, vivid stormy city scenes, landscapes, emotions of past and present. He works in professional acrylics, using a knife to get bold and instant color. He finds the Palette knife to be a great tool of expression. He reaches the public through the use of dramatic color, texture & style. Claude explains: Someone once said "It's not what you paint, but how you paint it". When I had a well known artist/painter tell me at a juried art show who was one of the judges, to "let the painting tell the story, let the people see what they want to see in the painting." I followed his advice, sold and won numerous awards since then. I like to paint with bright, bold color and awareness of light, to capture a mood and a lot of feeling in my art work. Everything you do, see or touch involves the wonderful world of art.
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