Marla graduated from Art Center College of design in Pasadena, Ca. She worked as a commercial illustrator for 25 years. After moving to Oregon in 1993, she was inspired by the beauty of the Willamette Valley. She began painting landscapes that blend realism and abstraction that convey a sense of calm and balance.
Among her numerous awards and honors are Arts for the Parks Annual Juried Exhibition IAPS. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Masters Circle recipient in the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. She is the author of Step by Step Pastel by Walter Foster Publishing. Her paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the country. While she makes her home in Portland, Oregon, Baggetta travels extensively throughout the United States teaching, painting and jurying shows.
The first three days of the workshop will be dedicated to landscapes, the last two days are for figurative work. All the workshop classes will be held indoors. The dates are as follows:
Apr 28-30, Palos Verdes, CA. The Landscape in Pastel
May 1-2, Palos Verdes, CA. The Figure in Pastel.
There is a waiting list for the landscape portion of the workshop, but there are still spaces available for the portrait days. Contact Marj Lightle for information.