ARTIST AT WORK
ARTIST AT WORK
In the studio
Many of my plein air paintings, working studies and photography make their way back into the studio room as a source for reference while creating larger scale paintings.
At the drafting table
I fell in love with botanical illustration while residing in an old gardener's cottage in the USVA. Years later, I took a two year Natural Science Illustration Certificate program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
plein air painting
My favorite studio is the one outdoors. I mainly work on my own but enjoy meeting up with a local group of plein air painters.
MOTHER NATURE OFFERS SO MANY SUBJECTS TO OBSERVE AND PAINT.
THERE ARE MANY THINGS WHICH CAN INSPIRE ONE TO BECOME AN ARTIST. MY INSPIRATION STARTED AT A VERY EARLY AGE WHILE WATCHING MOM PAINT. IN MY PRE-TEENS, I SPENT MY SUMMERS AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HORSE BARN. IT WAS HERE THAT I BEGAN TO TRY AND DRAW THE CONFIRMATION OF A HORSE. BY MY TEEN YEARS, I WAS FREE TO ROAM ON MY BICYCLE THROUGHOUT A SMALL SEASIDE TOWN IN NEW JERSEY. THERE WERE BEAUTIFUL MARSHES, BEACHES, FARM FIELDS AND SUNSETS TO OBSERVE AND PAINT.
25th Annual Wet Paint
A fundraiser event at the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
This year I found myself painting under an umbrella in the pouring rain.
Image of the artist at work by Grace Trofa Photography
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First Annual Skywalk arts festival
At the Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1 - 4 pm
A Hudson Valley View From Olana
oil on canvas 10"x 12"
By Marie Stile
Picturing the sublime
6th Annual Postcard Show
Thomas Cole Historic Site
Sunday, September 24,2017 1 - 4pm
Top Postcard 5"x 7" by Marie Stile
Bottom Postcard 5"x 7" by Linda Stile
5th annual olana plein air celebration 2016
5th Annual Plein Air Celebration at the Olana Estate Hudson, NY. It was a wonderful three day celebration with a number of talented local and regional artists. The Olana Partnership did a wonderful job in hosting this event!
Easel painting by Marie Stile
wet paint 2016
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Every August since 1998 until 2016, I have been a participating artist at the Newport Art Museum's Wet Paint Benefit Event.
Marie Stile painting on the rocks.