Marcie Cohen grew up in Chicago and moved to Colorado in 1995 because of her love of nature, the mountains, and outdoor activities. Her connection to the natural world and its subtleties emerges fully in her pastel and oil paintings. Inspiration for her paintings comes from the Colorado landscape and her travels, especially to Italy. She loves painting outside on location. Only then can she truly awaken her senses to capture the light, express nature’s nuances, and reveal a sense of place in her work.
With a Master of Education degree, Marcie has taught painting and drawing to small groups and to individuals at every level. Believing that we all have an artist inside of us, Marcie works with each student to help them connect to their creativity and explore their artistic nature while teaching them skills and techniques.
An award-winning painter, Marcie was recently honored with Best of Show in the 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, Best Pastel in the PleinAir Salon Feb/March 2019, second place in the 2018 Pastel Society of Colorado Online International Juried Show, and third place landscape category in the 2017 Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition.
Marcie is a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado, an associate member with distinction of the American Women Artists, and an associate member of the American Impressionist Society and the Plein Air Artists of Colorado.