Marie Bush Pinschmidt
For eleven years, the artist studied and exhibited in New Orleans where she was affiliated with the Lampe Gallery of Fine Arts. She studied extensively under former Cuban artist, Leopoldo Giraudy, Batista’s personal artist prior to the Castro regime, with special emphasis on portrait painting and techniques of the Old Masters. She studied Modern Art Theory at the Univ. of New Orleans, and attended portrait seminars by John Howard Sanden, instructor at The Arts Student’s League in NYC.
Marie’s work has gained considerable recognition; her range is varied and technique is determined by her feeling for the subject, but leans toward an impressionistic approach. Seriously dedicated to her art and her writing, she constantly strives to further her professional horizons.
The artist has also taught painting in Gainesville, Fl., Savannah, Ga., and Wilmington, N.C. She was twice featured on television through the Art Quest Gallery in N.C. She is a member of the National Association of Women in the Arts and National Association of Professional Women.
In addition to painting, Marie is the author of three published novels: Man on the Balcony, Maggie’s Retreat, and Spanish Moss, as well as a memoir, Life Interrupted – When the Doctor Becomes the Patient. Her novels draw heavily from her own life experiences and training as an artist. Her essays have been published in national magazines including The Artist, The Writer, and in on-line publications including Associated Content. In addition, she is a contributor to the PGA National newspaper, CAN.
Marie’s aim is to be truly original and to provide an intimacy between her fans and the art she produces. “My hope is that the viewer will momentarily stop and rest awhile in front of each canvas, or find renewal and hope in the artistically written pages of her essays, novels, and memoir. Her paintings are not reproduced in any manner, assuring the collector of a truly original work of art.
Marie lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. and can be reached at the above addresses for personal viewing or consultation. Go to her website (see above) to view her paintings, excerpts from her books, and to read her blogs. All her books, including e-books, are available through Author House.com, Amazon.com, or your favorite on-line book seller or here on her book page. For autographed copies, contact her by phone or by e-mail.