A solo exhibition of Marian Federspiel’s graphically stunning digitally painted landscapes will be on display at Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH from mid-January through mid-March 2019.
The acclaimed regional artist’s work reflects the natural beauty of the forests, mountains and lakes of New Hampshire’s central and northern regions. The artist draws her inspiration from kayaking, hiking or simply gazing out her window from her home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. The Tin Mountain Conservation Center is fortunate to have on exhibit 35 of her visually inspired prints, depicting what the artist describes as “narrow vertical or horizontal slices of the region in all four seasons.”
The artist creates her remarkable images in her studio by using digital “pixels” as her “paint,” a mouse as her “brush,” and with her computer monitor serving as her “canvas.” The artist describes her process as “similar to brush painting.” “When I am inspired by a scene I prepare sketches and take photographs for reference. I then hand draw the scene or image on the screen of my Mac.” After the image is created it is printed with archival ultrachrome pigmented ink which results in brilliantly colored serigraph-like graphic prints.
The artist has a BFA in painting from the University of Connecticut and a M. Ed from Lesley University. She worked as a commercial art director and designer for 20 years until becoming a digital art teacher at Laconia High School, where she taught for the next 20 years. It was her work in commercial design where computers took over the industry in the late 80’s that introduced her to the unlimited wondrous potential of digital painting.
Marian is retired from teaching now and works from her home studio. She displays and sells work in many shops/galleries in the area including Artistic Roots in Plymouth, Artisans by the Bay in Oglethorpe in Meredith, Riverview Artisans in Bristol, and Squam Lakes Artisans in Center Harbor. Work can also be viewed and purchased on the web at www.mfederspiel.com.
Marian’s exhibit at Tin Mountain Conservation Center can be viewed from January 17 until March 17 during regular building hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and during special events and programs at the Center. A portion of sales from the exhibit will benefit Tin Mountain whose mission is “to promote an appreciation of the environment in children, adults, and families through hands-on programs in schools, at summer camp, and in the community.” It is located at 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH. (603) 447-6991.
33 Prints Exhibited at Tin Mountain 1/17/19-3/17/19