Harcum Gallery to Host Exhibit of Chuck Marshall's Paintings
Artist's Reception and Show Opening Planned Nov. 4
October 26, 2010
(ABOVE) "Spring at the Ravine" and (BELOW) "Light and Shadows"
Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College will feature an exhibit of paintings by Wilmington area native Chuck Marshall from Thursday (Nov. 4) through Dec. 10.
The gallery will hold an artist’s reception in Marshall's honor concurrent with the show's opening Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Normal gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by special appointment as coordinated by gallery curator Hal Shunk, professor of art.
Marshall describes his work as a “reflection” of his love of art, nature and life itself.
He grew up in nearby New Antioch and — even though he spent time on area farms and in his father’s construction trade — knew from a very young age he wanted to become an artist. He spent hours each day sketching images of fields and hillsides he saw while roaming the countryside.
A high school art teacher encouraged his pursuit of art and introduced him to many artistic media. His talent for sketching people resulted in his winning several Gold Key Scholastic Awards.
Marshall attended the Cincinnati Academy of Art for a year before moving to southern California and studying at the California Art Institute. There he worked with various artists utilizing the Southwest and California plein air styles, a French term meaning, “to paint from life or on location.”
His early career focus centered upon painting wildlife and landscapes. He later worked as an illustrator and graphic designer.
Marshall’s illustrations have been featured in prints, books and magazines, as well as greeting cards and even popcorn tins. Also, his fine art has been published in International Artist and American Artist magazines, and his work hangs in many private and corporate collections.
He has won numerous awards and has judged juries art competitions. In addition, Marshall has taught illustration and fine art classes, and he has presented demonstrations before art groups.
Marshall has been exhibiting his works nationally since the early 1990s. His most recent shows include exhibits in Apalachicola, Fla., Tipp City, Ohio, Door County, Wis., and Mason, Ohio. His works have appeared in galleries in California, Ohio and Florida.