The Manchester Historical Museum opens the first major solo museum exhibit of Manchester based artist, Marion Hall, October 5th, 2018 with an artist’s reception from 6:30-8:30PM. The show features recent watercolors and will be on view through November 10. The museum is located at 10 Union Street, within the historic Trask House (1823), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
About the artist and scenes from the artist’s studio
from the artist’s bio: Hall is an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association, and a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society. She is a Cape Ann Museum docent. She is an exhibiting artist and member of the Marblehead Art Association, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, and the Guild of Beverly Artists. Before her career as a watercolorist, Hall was a Physical Therapist in the schools in Manchester, Rockport, Essex, and Hamilton-Wenham and she worked for the visiting nurse associations in Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport, and Beverly. She is an alumna of Tufts University and Northeastern University. Marion Hall lives and teaches watercolor painting in her Manchester Studio and she vacations and teaches on Upper Captiva Island, Florida. Marion Hall illustrated the 2018 published children’s picture book, Let’s Go Animal Tracks in the Snow, by Diane Polley, a Cape Ann Reads Honor Book.
Press release from the Manchester Historical Museum 2018 exhibit Artist Marion Hall to Exhibit: A Sea of Water Colors: “Marion Hall, Manchester watercolorist, will have a solo show of her paintings at the Manchester Historical Museum running from October 5 to November 10, 2018. The theme of the show is “A Sea of Watercolors,” exhibiting several dozen paintings of her favorite subjects, beaches, birds, sailboats, marches, seascapes, flowers, woodlands, lighthouses, villages, and vistas … painted in fascinating colors that will capture you from across the room. The evening of Opening Day she will have a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Museum, 10 Union Street, Manchester, Massachusetts 01944.
Marion has been painting for twenty years and has developed the combined styles of an impressionist and realist, using vivid color, light and shadow, reflection, and sufficient detail to reveal new insights into the world around her. Her work has had a remarkable appeal for art lovers and she has been recognized for her artistic talents every year in regional and national juried shows on Cape Ann, in New England, and in Southwest Florida. During 2018 alone, at the Rockport Art Association, she received the following awards:
- Mary Bryan Memorial Award for watercolor – 2nd Summer Show
- Chip Davis Wells & Amee B. Davis Memorial Award for excellence in painting – 3rd Summer Show
- Geneva Underwood Award for excellence in watercolor – 4th Summer Show
About her painting Marion says, “Painting is a gift. You look at the natural world in a different way. You see new details. You see the way in which light dances from one surface to the next, around you and around your subjects. I especially like to experiment with colors. Painting is my passion and a very fulfilling way to share what I see and feel.”
Marion is an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association. Marion is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society. She is a Cape Ann Museum Docent. She is an exhibiting artist and member of the Marblehead Art Association and the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. Before her career as a watercolorist Marion was a Physical Therapist in the schools in Manchester, Rockport, Essex, and Hamilton-Wenham and she worked for the visiting nurse associations in Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport, and Beverly. She is an alumna of Tufts University and Northeastern University. Marion Hall lives and teaches watercolor painting in her Manchester Studio and The Art Room in Topsfield. She vacations and teaches on Upper Captiva Island, Florida.”
If you plan to go …
Watercolorist Solo Show by: Marion Hall
Title: A Sea of Water Colors
Location: Manchester Historical Museum
Address: 10 Union St, Manchester MA 01944
Opening Reception: October 5, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Exhibit Dates: 10/5 to 11/10, Tue – Fri 10-3, & Sat 10/6 and 11/10 10-1