Marcia is an oil on canvas NYC painter with a studio in the West Village and her heart in the East End. She is obsessed with color and light, and the magic of a fast brushstroke.
Marcia got her training in her hometown of Madrid, at the Institute of Fine Arts, and the School of Sacred Hearts. There she won a City Hall award to the most promising young artist by the hands of the Madrid Mayor, and later exhibited some of her early work.
While born and raised in Spain, she's also related to Edward Howell who built the Southampton Water Mill, so no wonder she found her home in New York. Both her grandmothers were painters, Marcia from Kansas City, and Filomena from Vinaroz Spain: "Filo studied with Sorolla and taught me about light, Marcia gave me my first oils so I could paint her Escondido backyard".
Among her influences she cites: "I don't think I'd be a painter without Pollock, Rothko, Picasso, Van Gogh and if Monet hadn't decided to paint the sky the color of butter."
Today, Marcia draws her inspiration from her travels, the beaches of Long Island, NYC sunsets and Street Art.
Destig Magazine: Emerging Artist of 2019
All Public Art: Read Marcia's 2018 interview