Meet Top Emerging Artist Anita Marci and Explore her Extensive Art Career
Anita Marci is an Award-Winning professional fine artist who began her illustrious career at the age of ten when she won her first Art Award and became a published artist. Originally from Pennsylvania, Anita Marci graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Communication Design, Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, she immediately took her new position as an illustrator/designer in a high profile New York City design firm after a whirlwind trip to Europe visiting seven countries in three weeks.
In 1985, upon receiving a painting commission of sixty watercolors for "Everlastings - The Complete Book of Wildflowers," the artist left the design firm and Anita Marci Studios was established. The successful Park Avenue Art Studio specialized in Commercial Product and Package Design for the Cosmetics, Fragrance, Accessories, Publishing and Textile Industries. Clientele included Celebrities and the world’s largest Corporations such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Taylor, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Halston-Borghese, Revlon, Lancome, Unilever, Nine West, and Springmaid. In June 2015, Anita Marci Studios celebrated thirty exciting years in business.
In New York, in 1998, Anita Marci became a Watercolor Instructor and an active fine art exhibitor showing her Award-Winning Watercolor paintings. By January 2003, when she relocated to Lahaina, Maui , Hawaii, she was a Nationally known and respected Art Workshop Instructor. On Maui, she taught privately and at the Hui No'eau Art Center, the Art School at Kapalua, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, and the Maui Marriott- where she was the Artist-in-Residence. Her commission work soon flourished while exhibiting her fine art at four of Lahaina's top galleries
Realizing the importance of the perfect art for the completion of any home or office and the challenge of finding it, Anita Marci began creating Custom Fine Art. Marci’s mission statement is to create beautiful Fine Art that enhances and unifies the environment to make a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. In 2007, her images landed a major commission of over twenty original paintings for ESPN Television Celebrity Chris Berman and his wife Katherine. These loyal collectors now own more than forty Marci originals in their three homes. Please see the Portfolio page for Available and Commissioned art.
Art Business News named Anita Marci as a Top Emerging Artist of 2014 and then featured her in their Fall issue. http://artbusinessnews.com/tag/anita-marci/ In 2010, Anita Marci's Watercolors and Acrylics, as well as her Art Studio, were featured in “Studios” which is a Special Annual Edition of American Artist Magazine. Marci was a TV guest on “Life on Maui” in December 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDE6D72EeJY Twenty-five galleries across the Nation voted to present this artist with a total of eight American Art Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 - including a First Place. http://www.americanartawards.com Anita earned twenty International Art Awards in 2015. Please see Awards on the Profile page.
“Tuberose Flower” was featured in the 2014 juried art competition of the American Art Collector Book http://www.alcovebooks.net and “Icy Iris” is currently featured in the 2015 edition. The 2016 edition showcases "Peach Hibiscus." Anita Marci's art is also included in the beautiful 2014 juried edition of International Contemporary Masters. Her work is presented in the 2015 inaugural edition of the Blink Art Resource Book. http://shop.blinkartresource.com/products/anita-marci Art Business News magazine presented the artist and her art in their Spring and Fall issues. Please see Publications on the Profile page.
Anita Marci was accepted and exhibited as an individual artist at the prestigious Art Expo New York Show in April, 2014. https://www.flickr.com/photos/artexpo/sets/72157640355474066/ Artblend Gallery represented Anita Marci's acrylic on canvas paintings from June, 2014- June, 2015 in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gallery. In December, 2014, this gallery exhibited her work in the dynamic Spectrum Miami show to great acclaim. In November 2015, Anita showed her art in CA for the first time in the Annual Joshua Tree National Park Exhibition at the Twenty-nine Palms Gallery. Please see Exhibitions on the Profile page.
"Purity of Expression is the constant desire. I distill the essence of my subjects and portray them with as little information as possible. This complex challenge leads me to an economy of form and a profusion of exciting color. Form and color are of paramount importance to me. I have been inspired to create my hard-edged color field paintings by Abstract Expressionists such as Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, and Clyfford Still. Timeless and contemporary influences include Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Alex Katz, and Ellsworth Kelly."
Living on the remote and tropical Island of Maui, Hawaii provides me with a constant barrage of inspiration and moving color- like a painting in motion. My process is to work from my photos. I see the painting before I even take the shot. For every work, I create a fully developed painting study which I refer to as a Concept Painting. This directs my palette and clarifies my vision. The process of editing constantly intrigues me. I am fascinated by the intersection where abstraction meets representation. Ultimately, my paintings are based on the exploitation of color and form. It is my intention to bring harmony and simplicity to the world through the "Purity of Expression" in my paintings.