“Creating meaning from a random collection of natural objects requires seeing in a sensual way while at the same time imposing structure. This dance to create an object that holds a unique communication is the great joy of being a painter.”
Starting college at the University of Chicago, Illinois, Marcia Burtt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts degree in art from the University of Montana. She currently resides on a 1200-acre ranch in California’s central coast beauty, and is a founding member of two groups that paint to protect California’s natural beauty. Through exhibitions with these organizations, she has helped raise well over a million dollars to preserve open spaces.
The subject of several art publications, Burtt’s paintings have been featured in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the United States, most recently “California Art Club Paints Malibu” at the Weisman Museum at Pepperdine. Burtt’s large commissioned paintings hang in major healing centers, including MD Anderson in Houston and Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center in Los Angeles. She has also been a guest of the Forbes family and American Artist magazine, participating in painting events at the Trinchera Ranch, Colorado, and the Forbes Chateau in Balleroy, France. Recently she won First Place in the San Luis Obispo plein air festival and Artist’s Choice in the Sedona plein air event.