Marcia Brandwein

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://www.marciabrandwein.com

Phone: 516.316.3051

  • pemharbor@optonline.net

Artist Statement

I knew from a very young age that I was destined to be an artist. I followed my path and found an extremely fulfilling career in designing textiles. It took me places around the world to source and produce my work.I became expert at what I did and for over 30 years I perfected my craft. When it was time to re discover my love of fine art, I was concerned as to who would I be? would I feel the same passion? The answer is yes!. I now spend half the year in a magnificent setting on the Pemaquid Peninsula in Maine. I have become involved in an energetic art community that gives me great pleasure. I work in several media. Having graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration, I am equally at home with graphite and pastel as well as oil. Although I attend figure classes at NY Art Students League, my time in Maine focuses on plein air painting. I incorporate my strength in design into what I see in the patterns of nature. Painting in plein air as I do , is challenging. I find my inspiration all around me. The brightness of color, the stillness, the span the sweep of fields and the ever changing reflections I see on the ponds,rivers and streams. My paintings are bold and fearless in my need to interpret my environment. The shadows and richness of the ever changing landscape. I learn something new constantly and that is what is so satisfying. I continually see changes in my work. I want to always feel that I am on the edge of something new. I have been guest artist at Pemaquid Art Gallery 2013. Exhibited and sold there and River Arts Damariscotta Me, Boothbay region Art Gallery. Had solo exhibitions at Pemaquid Watershed Assoc. and Miles Memorial Hospital Dec.-May address 126 Woodbrook Rd White Plains NY 10605 914 428-5038 May-Dec address 254 Pemaquid Harbor Rd, Pemaquid Me. 04558 207 677-2831 email- [email protected] net www.marciabrandwein.com

Educational Background

MARCIA BRANDWEIN  126 Woodbrook Road, White Plains NY 10605 Mobile- 516 316-3051 Home 914 428-5038 [email protected] Education Graduated Pratt Institute BFA degree- major Illustration New School- Textile Design Art Students League Employment DWI Holdings- Creative Director- 6 yrs. Crown Crafts- employed as Senior Design Manager 5 yrs Crown Crafts- consultant Design Director – 14 yrs M. Lowenstein- Director of Design- Eddington Studio- Home Furnishings- 5yrs Schumacher Fabrics Consulting for development of 3 sheet collections for Select Comfort-4 months Consulting Creative Director for Ellery Homestyles Waverly- 3 yrs Hotel product development - ongoing Responsibilities Concept, design direction, styling and Supervised all strike offs and was responsible for approving all fabrics for color and quality. Direct sample prototypes with factory personnel and create all specs. Presentation to management and buyers with trend boards. Responsible for all product development that was sold by DWI. My consulting work has covered development of the brand of Waverly bedding and accessories for the mass market, producing luxury sheet collections for Select Comfort My focus has been to develop custom sheet  and duvet looks for 5 star boutique hotels  Currently, I have presented new concepts to significant 5 star properties to develop bedding, towels, robes, blankets, throws and rugs for their new locations. Spring of 2013 will have my sheeting installed at the Lodge at Sea Island Ga. It consists of unique bedding designed exclusively for this 5 star property. In addition I have been involved in fine arts and exhibiting my paintings and pastels for the past 2 years.