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Vibrant Nature Paintings: Marty Husted

oil painting of trees in the fallFalling for Ohio, Oil

Marty Husted is a painter and mixed-media artist located in Columbus, Ohio.  Her oil paintings are beautiful in their simplicity. The loose, broad brushstrokes lend the works a sense of ease and relaxation that fits perfectly into the pastoral scenes of small towns and wilderness that Marty favours. I find the combination of soft lighting and deep, colour in these vibrant nature paintngs at once reassuring and joyous. Marty’s paintings feature scenes of nature that are familiar to many people, imbued with a sense of optimism that is contagious.


oil painting of trees on a lakeReflective Formation, mixed media

Marty received her BFA in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the illustrative nature of her art shows through in her mixed media works. With their fluid nature scenes overlaid with distinct shapes and colorful patterns, I can’t help but see these pieces as tantalizing dreamscapes. 

oil painting of trees with colorful shadowsShadows Extended, mixed media

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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