Joan Cobb Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Although oil is her first love, she has worked in collage, watercolor and drawing. Known for her interiors, recent paintings show scenes of Provincetown life, colors and lanes of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and the shorelines of New England, California and Miami's South Beach area.
Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color under Henry Henche, a student of Charles Hawthorne. After receiving an AAS and BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, she was Graphics Supervisor in the Department of Instructional Development's Media Center. As Adjunct Professor, Marsh taught graphics and developed a course in Advanced Collage.
In 2000, Marsh was granted a residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Arts, New York City. In her studio on the 108th floor of the Twin Towers, she painted many works depicting the spectacular views, three of which were lost in the 9/11 tragedy. A Residency at a historic dune shack at the Cape Cod National Seashore enabled Marsh to produce paintings of a landscape that was a part of her family's heritage.
Recent one person shows were at Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown and Chacur Gallery, New York City. Marsh's work is in many private collections in England, the Netherlands, Mexico, Hawaii, and the United States. A resident of Provincetown Massachusetts, she currently paints from a studio overlooking the town's harbor.
"It is an artist's responsibility to combine her intuition, intelligence, and skill of craft and observation, to try to immediately engage a viewer. I try to optimize all the elements in a painting in an honest attempt to capture the fleeting visual beauty of our surroundings. In a glimpse resides an eternity and to capture that is a constant quest."
SELECTED EXHIBITS & SHOWS
Twin Towers Residency, New York City
Appearances Green Arts Festival, Provincetown
Dune Shack Residency, Cape Cod National Seashore & Dune Shack Trust
Solo Show, Chacur Gallery, New York City
Members Open "White Show" (and others), Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Waterworks Event, Providence, RI
All New England Exhibit, Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts
Solo Show, Eclipse Salon Gallery, Boston
Secret Garden Tour Exhibit, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts