Marsha Hamby Savage grew up playing with her friends in the woods near her home outside of Atlanta. “Creating trails and forts, walking through creeks, and picking up beautiful little rocks was our reality and [it] creates the memories that surface when I am painting,” she says. “We were told to stay outside and play. It has translated into my love of painting nature, and a second home in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This town and the friends I have made are a significant part of my art success.”
Savage invites her painting friends to find places for plein air painting while they are in North Georgia. “The Toccoa River is often the subject of my paintings. Give me moving water, cascading over and around rocks, and the trees and native flora, and I am in my place of inspiration. I love antiques and old buildings, and we have found many to paint, hoping the viewer will see a story in them and the landscape,” she explains.
“For almost 30 years, the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA) and representation in the High Country Art gallery have been instrumental in my growth and journey,” she says “Blue Ridge has embraced me as one of their own, and locals and visitors have purchased many paintings over the years. The plein air events, and the workshops I teach in and around the area, are memories I will always cherish. They are also an inspiration for many of the paintings I do from my thousands of photos taken there. North Georgia and travel to many places and the landscape in those places is a combination to inspire me and any artist.” —
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