Marc Rifkin

Artist Statement:
New England’s beautiful scenery is the inspiration for many of my pastel landscape paintings. The changing seasons. Light & shadow. Reflections. Colors. Mood. I paint loosely & expressively and capture the spirit & energy of a location at a moment in time. And that’s special because that moment will never happen again.

Equally important is my intuitive/abstract acrylic work, which allows me to express myself in a different style. When I paint intuitively, I have no preconception of what the final painting will look like, though a photo or experience may spark an idea or point me in a direction. The process involves feeling & reacting - adding & subtracting paint, adjusting colors & values and building layers using a variety of tools & techniques.

Marc was the 2022 artist-in-residence at FVAC. His work has been juried into shows at the Connecticut Pastel Society, Lyme Art Association, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pastel Society Alaska and others.

Studio 2B

Painting (soft pastels & acrylic)

(206) 280-1916



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