October Featured Artist: Marissa Todd
October 1st - October 31st
For more information, visit http://marissatoddphotography.…
A native Californian, Marissa has had a passion for photography since the age of nine when she received her first box camera in the late 1950’s. The passion continued into college where she received a B.A. in Fine Art from San Jose State University with an emphasis in photography. It is only until recently she has had the time and opportunities to travel nationally and internationally in the pursuit of equine images.
It has been said “an artist is created from desire, but an artist naturally has the desire to create.” It’s what one does with that desire to create that make a personal statement in the art world. Marissa has been fortunate to discover her personal statement in the world of art is horses, the equines of the animal kingdom. Most recently she has included the icon of the American West, the wild mustang; along with the cowboys, ranch life and landscapes as backdrops. She believes these icons of the American West are timeless visions of our rich heritage and must be preserved. Mustangs embody the free, wild spirit of the Wild West that continues to this day.
“Horses with distinct personalities are what I am after. I aim to capture that spirit for the viewer so they can see and feel the emotion along with me. My greatest joy is to capture the spirit of the horse beaming with light and texture, and drawing the viewer into the piece for a closer look.”
In her quest to express the free spirit and energy of these majestic animals, and images of western life, she includes other photo editing techniques to enhance her vision of each piece.
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