MARIAN FEDERSPIEL~Digital Painting
Marian Federspiel is a digital painter of landscapes and lakescapes in the Mountain and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire. She lives in the lake town of Meredith, NH.
Digital painting is a relatively new medium. Marian uses Adobe Illustrator (a software program) to create images using pixels as her “paint” and a mouse as her “brush.” The computer monitor is her “canvas.” The painting process is similar to traditional painting. A scene inspires an image in her mind and pencil sketches and photos are taken for reference. The scene is then “hand drawn” with the mouse. The images are not manipulated photographs; they are drawn by the artist’s hand. After the image is created it is printed with seven colors of ink on matte paper. The result is a brilliantly colored serigraph-like print.
Marian studied art at the University of Connecticut and has a BFA in painting. She worked as an art director and designer in advertising in Providence and Boston and Manchester for 20 years before she returned to school, earned an M.Ed at Lesley University, moved to the Lakes Region and became a teacher of digital art at Laconia High School. It was her work in advertising design where computers took over the industry in the late 80’s that introduced her to the wonders of digital painting.
Work can be viewed and purchased on the web at mfederspiel.com or make a trip to Artisans by the Bay in Meredith. Framed and unframed prints as well as cards are available at the gallery.