Meet Marian Bickerstaff
Oil painting, Mixed Media & Photography
Marian Bickerstaff, originally from Telford, PA has been painting in oil since the late 70’s starting with a paint set received as a gift. She studied with several painters locally in Southeast PA and also at Montgomery County Community College. She received several awards from local shows and two blue ribbons from the Perkiomen Valley Art League shows. In 1990, one of her pieces – Skippack Barn in Snow II, was chosen for the cover of the Souderton Independent’s Christmas Insert. Some of her works have been sold at auction for non-profit fundraisers. Her early works were signed "Marian Alderfer" and her most recent works are signed "MB" in heart shaped letters. Historically, most of her works are landscapes or seascapes.
More recently, after moving to Ocean Pines, MD in 2007, she has begun experimenting with pastels, and abstracts in acrylic and mixed media. Her work has won numerous awards at the Art League of Ocean City, where she is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors. Her work is also shown locally at the Worcester County Arts Council and past shows at the Ocean Pines Library. She has also been a featured local "Artist in the Spotlight" in the Daily Times. In addition to painting, she is also an active photographer and enjoys the creativity of computer generated design and flower gardening.
"I love color and the many nuances derived from blending and layering them so bits of the lower layers show through. It is a joy for me to try to capture the wonders of nature – the Master’s handiwork. - particularly the beauty of sunsets, clouds and mists and the effects of light and the luminosity of sky and water."