Artists paint for the pleasure of others. Marcia is no exception. When someone captures her passion for expressing subjects through color and mood, she celebrates.
Lori Waxman, Chicago based critic and art historian, wrote:
Painting under the moniker “Maru”, Marcia Shelly practices a vibrant, broad form of genre painting that touches on such time-honored, pleasure-seeking subjects as the great outdoors, floral still-lifes, figurative portraits, and animal scenes. Her style varies from work to work, as if seeking out the most enjoyable approach: textured mountains, flat and luminous plains, jazzy likenesses, soft-focus blooms, sketchy tourist pictures.