Art has always been a strong influence in Wendy Marquis' life,
welcoming her and her twin brother into the world the moment they were born.
With a mother who was both artist and gallery owner, Wendy grew up in a home in
Pittsburgh, Pennslvania with an extensive art collection. Majoring in graphic design
and in studio art, she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Arizona. She lived and worked
in New Hampshire for over 20 years, until 2006, when she made Bozeman, Montana
her new home with her husband, 2 daughters and assorted dogs..
eyes are constantly panning her world for a scene to paint. As of late, she searches
for ancient trucks in her Bozeman surroundings, as if she was a treasure hunter
panning for gold; when she finds one that speaks to her, Marquis stops to see
if she feels a story within its old metal bones. If she does feel so inspired,
she proceeds to paint.As she interprets
this feeling and these stories of Montana…it flows intuitively through her
brush and onto the canvas.WhenI create a painting from my Vintage Montana
Collection,",explains Wendy, "I invite people to savor the distinct time and place that my
trucks evoke…a romantic, simpler time of unspoiled landscapes that so many of
us long for and long to hold on to."
“When a customer
purchases one of my pieces, I like to think they take home a part of the magic
from the era that I have attempted to capture in my paintings.”