Marie Powell

Ilwaco, Washington

“It’s About Discovery!”

About Me

I work at creating my art on a daily basis. By getting into my studio each day, I am propelled into the process of making art no matter what the circumstance. I’m dedicated.

I’m an avid learner, seeking out new techniques for working with art materials, which I find inspiring. As a result, my work is often a “mixed media” event. As both a printmaker and a painter, I find excitement in combining such things as monotype, monoprint, silk screen, solar etching, collage, drawing, lino block, and wood block, in both acrylics, and oils. I use a variety of substrates including heavy rag papers, wood panels, and fine art canvases. Saturated color, high contrast in color and tone, and abstracted images, are my signature.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

  • Teaching…..I taught High School Home Economics and Mathematics for 19 years.
  • Hiking…..I backpacked to the top of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Fishing…..One summer, I caught 30 Salmon off the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, Cape Disappointment State Park (Washington) near where I live.
  • New Zealand….I spend 4 months every year in New Zealand where I am a permanent resident.
  • Bicycling…..I bicycled the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

More About Me

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

Teaching High School for 19 years
Owner/proprietor of a small business, art gallery
Seamstress in a custom leather shop

If your life had a theme song, which song would it be?

“I Did It My Way”

Which artist (famous or not) has influenced you the most and how?

Royal Nebeker. I was fortunate enough to study with Royal for several years. He was a renown printmaker and painter, and also a fabulous teacher who not only opened up the world of printmaking to his students, but inspired us to move on to professional fine art careers.