Handmade in Brown County - Continuing the Traditions...
Artist Charlene Marsh Interview, June 10, 2010
Brown County Artist Susan W. Showalter interviews Award Winning Artist Charlene Marsh at the 2010 Brown County Studio and Garden Tour, © Susan W. Showalter, 2010
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Plein air and studio landscape painter Charlene Marsh maintains a full time studio in Brown County, Indiana, in the heart of the largest deciduous forest in the country.  The paintings capture the healing, grounding, natural, vibrational frequency of the forest and bring that energy of peace, tranquility, and serenity into our living spaces.
 
Inspired by the early Brown County painters, the artist hikes 2-4 miles a day into the forest backpacking her supplies to paint these landscapes "en plein air" (French term meaning "to paint in the open air") in all four seasons.   Charlene paints wet into wet using palette knives to capture the wild, raw, energy of the pristine forest and creek throughout the year.  Studio paintings are inspired by the plein air work.
 
Charlene's paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.  She sells her paintings at shows across the country.  Several galleries exhibit and sell her paintings.  Paintings can be purchased through this website
 
Artist/Writer Susan W. Showalter converses with her friend, Charlene Marsh, on a sunny June afternoon in Charlene's garden.  Enjoy!
                   ~ 7 minutes and 25 seconds



Brown County Photo Journalist Susan W. Showalter has been documenting Brown County Indiana artists for about a decade.
Until summer  2010, all interviews appeared in newspapers and magazines.  Most recently interviews are recorded and now can be heard on radio (WFHB/FM) and on the internet: BrownCountyHour.com



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