A Magnificent Obsession

Categories: 2023 September-October Issue, Heidi, Landscape, Marshall, and Pastel.

When Heidi Marshall was a young girl, she said to her mother, “Show me something I haven’t seen before.”

Her mother replied, “Oh, my—another artist!”

In recalling that moment, Marshall says, “I come from a family of artists, and she recognized what we were like.” Marshall’s father, William Amenda, was chief editorial portrait and courtroom illustrator for “The Detroit News” and also painted and sculpted in his spare time. Her paternal grandfather was an artist in Germany who painted religious scenes in churches. And her mother was a writer and fine arts appraiser.

Read the full article in the September/October 2023 issue.

Pastel Landscape of a plateau

Ghost Ranch

20″ by 24″

Pastel ocean landscape with peninsula

Surf, Foam, Sky

28″ by 23″