welcome to my website!
My name is
Charlene Marsh and I am an oil painter
who loves to
hike into remote areas off the beaten path to paint on location in all four seasons.
And, yes, I love to paint even
in the cold, snowy winter! Some of my favorite, most beautiful paintings
are done in the winter. I also love to paint spring bursting forth, summer
flowers, and the colors of autumn.
I create artwork that makes the heart sing,
raises the chi of our living spaces, and brings joy into our lives.
The artwork I create connects us with beautiful, wild, and not-so-wild
spaces in nature and helps us reconnect with our inner soul.
Nature - and the paintings - help us to think,
meditate, pray, and dream.
In addition to maintaining a
studio and gallery on my property at the edge of Yellowwood State Forest in
Brown County, Indiana, USA and
selling my paintings online, I exhibit and sell at
national art shows. My paintings are in
museum, corporate, and private collections throughout the USA as well as Italy, England,
Germany, Canada, Thailand, and the Dutch Caribbean. My artwork has
received countless awards including Best of Show from the Indiana Plein Air
Painters Association Juried Members Exhibition and over ten grants and
commissions from local, state, and national arts organizations.
Born and raised in Muncie,
Indiana, I graduated from Muncie Burris Laboratory School, a fabulous small
school with only fifty kids in my graduating class. Afterwards, I attended Ball State
University for a couple of years and then went on to graduate from Indiana University in Bloomington,
Indiana with degrees in Fine Arts and English. After a stint of traveling
and living in different parts of the USA, I decided I liked the rolling, wooded
hills of rural, southern Indiana
better than any other place I had tried and bought my farm in Brown
County, Indiana, at the edge of a state forest, in 1987, which serves as my home base, and have lived here ever since, working as a full time
For more details about my professional accomplishments
Grants and Awards
Solo and Invitational Exhibitions
Juried Group Exhibitions
Public Collections and Commissions
Film, Television, and Radio Appearances