Artist StatementIt is a joy for me to try to capture the wonders of nature around us. I am particularly fascinated by the changing light and its effects on many subjects, especially on water. I love the beauty of sunsets, clouds and mists and enjoy trying to capture the Masters handiwork. My abstract work is a focus on color and textures.
Marian Bickerstaff, originally from Telford, PA has been painting in oil since the late 70’s starting with a paint set received as a gift. She studied with several painters locally in Southeast PA and also at Montgomery County Community College. She received several awards from local shows and two blue ribbons from the Perkiomen Valley Art League shows. In 1990, one of her pieces – Skippack Barn in Snow II, was chosen for the cover of the Souderton Independent’s Christmas Insert. Some of her works have been sold at auction for non-profit fundraisers. Her early works were signed “Marian Alderfer” and her most recent works are signed “MB” in heart shaped letters. Most of her works are landscapes or seascapes. More recently, after moving to Ocean Pines, MD in 2007, she has begun experimenting with water soluble oils, acrylics, mixed media and pastels. She has won numerous awards at the Art League of Ocean City, where she is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors and one of her pastels recently was awarded 1st prize in a juried show at the Worcester County Arts Council. She has also been a featured local Artist in the Spotlight in the Daily Times. She is also an active photographer and enjoys the creativity of computer generated design.