Wan Marsh studied art at the Governor's School of North Carolina at Salem College in Winston Salem, NC where she received a degree in Interior Design and a Horticulture Technology Degree specializing in Landscape Design. She also studdied at Penland School of Craft, Spirit Square and CPCC in Charlotte, NC.
Wan has also had the privilage of working with many internationally known abstract, collage, and mixed media artists.
She conducts workshops nationwide and also teaches privately in her garden studio which was featured in Studios Magazine 2010.
Her work has won numerous awards, including The Members Hall of Fame Award on Ovation TV and she was chosen to work on pulic art during the DNC in Charlotte, NC in 2012.
"We are born with an innate interest and connection with the natural world.
As a Naturalist, my work is inspired by the beauty as well as the cruelty of nature. I paint intuitively, layering color, texture, line and shape developing a visual language. These layers engage the viewer to experience the purest essence of nature on the deepest level. Forms are sometimes suggested in a conscious way, other times they are purely abstracted organic elements. The intention is to fascinate and capture the viewer, speaking quietly to the natural world that resides in us all." - Wan Marsh