Marcia Berg Haskell
After retiring from over 40 years in the scientific and management fields, Marcia became interested in exploring her creative side. During the subsequent years, Marcia began to write short stories, experimented with writing poetry, and learned the possibilities involved in drawing and painting. She rapidly discovered that no single material or set of techniques satisfied her completely, so she continues to explore several possibilities. Marcia’s goal in all her work is to convey, to the viewer, her reactions to the world and everything it contains.
“I became a photographer at the age of 12, when, after saving for several years, I purchased my first camera - a Kodak 35mm SLR. Since then, every vacation, drive or flower was captured. My biggest problem was lack of funds to purchase enough film. As an engineering manager, I helped develop the CCD's that were the precursor to today's cameras. Finally, I could experiment and take as many pictures as I wanted - and no, I never throw out any of them, no matter how bad.”
“The rest of my art career started when I retired, in my 60s, and began taking courses in sketching, drawing and painting. An inspiring abstract art instructor convinced me to continue and to submit my work to various competitions and one man shows. In recent years, I have had success in having my work accepted in several on-line galleries and juried competitions.”