Hello and 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 artist.


For more details about my professional accomplishments please visit:


H&L Magazine Article


Grants and Awards


Solo and Invitational Exhibitions

Juried Art Fairs

Juried Group Exhibitions

Public Collections and Commissions


Film, Television, and Radio Appearances

















To learn more about my paintings and how they are created, subscribe to my weekly (or thereabouts) newsletter, The Art Brush. 

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Copyright Charlene Marsh 1997-2017    Website updated 10-12-2017