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Island Boneyard -- From the “Artist’s Eye and Brush” series

Fallen trees on the beach locals call the Boneyard. Big Talbot State Park off the south end of Amelia Island


Media: Mixed -- original photo by artist with acrylic painted enhancements

Dimensions: image 40” x 30”; with frame 44” x 34”


Location: This artwork is located online only but can be viewed by appointment at the Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery.


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Island Boneyard

The Artist’s Eye Series: Marcia recently began to explore a technique in mixed media that combines photography and acrylics. She takes her own original photographs for the print medium on canvas and uses acrylic paint to show the viewer what the eye of the artist can see—but the eye of the camera cannot. The result is a unique work of art where it is nearly impossible to discern where the photograph ends, and the painting begins.


The result of her work in this series are large canvases that capture an expansive perspective and immerse the viewer in nature. It’s a chance to come face to face with natural beauty and wonder, and treasure the often ignored, or simply unseen reflection of nature in our own lives—reflections that refresh the body, the mind, and the soul.


Background story: A friend who knew I wanted to explore the island’s natural habitats asked if I wanted to see the “Boneyard.” She took me to Big Talbot State Park’s beach on the south end of Amelia Island. That is where I discovered and composed with my artist’s eye this striking image of bleached and weathered fallen trees. I captured the footprints in the foreground intentionally to invite the viewer to imagine themselves there. Even after death the trees still provide a restful and peaceful place to enjoy the light blue sky, wisps of fluffy white clouds, the lapping waves, and the smooth sand under your feet.

Amelia Island: This little island has a number of parks, nature trails and access to beaches and marshes. There are at least seven state parks within minutes to explore via land and water, on foot, boat, bicycle, or vehicle: Fernandina Plaza Historic, Fort Clinch, Big Talbot, Little Talbot, Fort George Island Cultural, and Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve.


About the Artist: Marcia DeFalco has exhibited her award-winning artwork in a variety of media, but her first love is printmaking. She explores 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 one-of-a kind work of art. She has both an undergraduate and master degree in art and has studied under several master printmakers.

She has exhibited her works in solo and group shows and galleries winning many awards over the years and is one of the newest juried artists at the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery.

Originally from the Midwest, Marcia recently retired to Amelia Island after living and working in the Washington, DC area for nearly 20 years. 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.


More about Marcia DeFalco


Island Boneyard by Marcia DeFalco

SKU: OMD18, 58, 59
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