Nell LaMarsh was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan of Ukrainian parentage, and was raised in Leamington, Ontario. She received her professional training as a teacher at London Teacher's College, London, Ontario. As an artist, she is basically self-taught.
Her journey and discoveries began in the 1960's with acrylics and the pallet knife and tt was in 1970's she began in earnest to work with her watercolors earning many awards following her progress. Oil paintings, landscapes, Toronto landmarks, mixed media arts and even stained glass artistry was explored. The majority of her exhibitions were in Toronto from the 1960's and up until 2011, for a fundraiser in Toronto.
Nell LaMarsh became a listed Canadian artist in 1964 and is represented by:
National Gallery of Canada - Library and Archives / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
From her website, her Artist's Statement, in her own words
"They came and went, the streams gurgled over and I saw the field of flowers abloom in splendour, the ebb of the day flowing out towards the horizon where birds flew and the sun shone, its rays revealing the smiles of a thousand clouds.The distant dark, blue, as a painter's brush dipped in purple ink. I stood naked, open to the truth of life, hoping to see my next steps revealed to me, so I could move on in freedom and joy, true, to myself alone." - Nell LaMarsh
Frame: 20" x 16" Image: 13" x 9 1/2"