Meet 2014's 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, 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 of 2015, Anita Marci Studios celebrates 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 http://huinoeau.com/, 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.
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 awarded three 2013 and three 2014 American Art Awards http://www.americanartawards.com to Marci- including a First Place. In July, 2014 Art Business News named Anita Marci as one of the Top Emerging Artists of 2014 and then featured her in their Fall issue. http://artbusinessnews.com/tag/anita-marci/ 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. Anita Marci's art is also included in the beautiful 2014 juried edition of International Contemporary Masters. In 2015, her work will be presented in the inaugural edition of the Blink Art Resource Book. http://blinkartresource.com/gallery/example-pages/ 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/ Her glass art paintings are currently in the Dolphin Gallery in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. Artblend began representing Anita Marci's acrylic on canvas paintings in June of 2014 in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gallery. In December of 2014, Artblend Gallery http://www.artblend.com/anita-marci/ exhibited her work in the dynamic Spectrum Miami show to great acclaim. http://spectrum-miami.com/ 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."
"Color and form are the essence of expression for 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 exciting, 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. This directs my palette and clarifies my vision.
The process of editing constantly intrigues me. I am interested in the intersection where abstraction meets and departs from representation. Ultimately, my paintings are based on the exploitation of color and form. In these troubled and complicated times, it is my intention to bring harmony and simplicity to the world through the "Purity of Expression" in my paintings.