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Flowers, Fur, and Feathers - Watercolors by Marty Spears
Exhibition Dates: February 26 - March 31, 2016
     Artist Marty Spears began learning watercolor techniques while living in Germany in the early 1980’s with her husband who was in the U.S. Army at the time.  She studied oil, watercolor, and pen & ink at the Herzfeld School of Art in Weisbaden, Germany, but fell in love with watercolor.  In addition to creating her own works, Marty accepts commissions and also does pet portraits.  She teaches watercolor classes in her home studio. 
     Marty is the past President of the Gateway East Artists Guild, and a member of the Jacoby Arts Center, Edwardsville Arts Center, Missouri Watercolor Society, St. Louis Watercolor Society, Fine Art America online gallery, and past member of Central Florida Watercolor Society.  See more work by Marty on her website at  www.martyspears.com.


"Wild Thing I" by Marty Spears.
Watercolor. $375

"Wild Thing II" by Marty Spears.
Watercolor. $375

"Swamp Bandit" by Marty Spears.
Watercolor. $485
Her awards include:
  • Award of Recognition, St. Louis Watercolor Association, 2015, “Vicki’s Clematis”
  • Honorable Mention, SWIC Senior Art Competition, March 2015, for “Honey Crisp”
  • Meritorious Entry, Richeson 75 Still Life & Floral International Competition, March 2015, for “Wild Thing II”
  • Meritorious Entry, Richeson 75 Small Works International Competition, Feb 2015, for “Basking in the Sun”
  • Purchase Award, September 2014, Golden Hills Plein Air Paintout, Louisiana, MO, for watercolor plein air painting of Stark Bros. barn.
  • Award of Merit, July 2014, “Gateway to Art” exhibit, Belleville, for “Wild Thing II”
  • Award of Excellence, 2013, GEAG Annual Holiday Show art contest
  • Second Place, 2013, Framations Gallery, St. Charles, for “Grand Opening”
  • People’s Choice Award, 2012, Framations Gallery, St. Charles, for “Spring Awakening”
  • Award of Excellence, 2011, GEAG Annual Holiday Show art contest
  • Mayor’s Choice Award, 2011 at Highland Art in the Park in Highland, IL
  • Kerchner Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor, 2011, at “Gateway to Art” exhibit, Belleville, for “Irises”
  • Kerchner Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor, 2010, at “Avenue of Art” exhibit, Belleville, for “Grand Opening”
  • 2010 Finalist in Richeson 75 Still Life and Floral Watercolor Competition for “Irises” and honorable mention for “Color Splash”
  • 2007 Second Place in Orlando Annual Artsploration Art Contest for “A Touch of Italy”
  • 2007 Second Place in Central Florida Watercolor Society Annual Christmas Art Show for “Waiting for Night”

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