Marcia DeFalco has exhibited her award-winning artwork in a variety of media, but her first love is printmaking— engraving, intaglio etching, lithography, linocut, wood cut, collagraph, aquatint, monotype. She is exploring printmaking techniques that combine prints with mixed media including colored pencil, watercolors, acrylics, pen and ink, collage, and assemblage that make each print an individual and unique work of art. She has exhibited her works in solo and group shows, galleries, salon shows, and at juried art fairs.
Marcia began her formal art training as an undergraduate when she pursued a degree in education with an art studio minor. She later earned a master’s degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in printmaking and received a full-tuition talent scholarship during her final year of study. Marcia’s extensive studies brought her in contact with expert printmaking artists Rene Nagle and J. Deibig Lacaria both known for their creative use of the print media.
Marcia’s passion for art began at an early age. As a child, she would often sit at the family’s farm-house kitchen and draw in the margins of her mother’s grocery lists and on the pages of school notebooks. One of her favorite childhood memories is of the time her junior high social studies teacher asked if he could keep one of her notebooks; he treasured the colored pencil drawings on the borders of every page. At the age of sixteen, Marcia received her first commission: pen and ink drawings of spiders and their webs.
Originally from the Midwest, Marcia recently retired to Amelia Island after living and working in the Washington, DC area for nearly 20 years. Even as a newcomer, she feels very much at home on Amelia Island and immediately connected to the island’s natural beauty. Marcia’s love of nature—of its wonders, magic, serenity, and peacefulness—inspires her art and her artistic insights. She draws on themes and scenes from nature and combines them with a keen eye for detail, whimsy, and sometimes an Asian arts perspective to create works that are refreshingly original.
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