Dundas Valley School of Art
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Live Auction [Preview-Only]

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 08:00PM EDT
Lot 239

APPLES AND PEARS #1 by Marsha Strycharz

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Artist: Marsha Strycharz
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 15'' x 30''
​​​​​​​Location: Loft


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About This Work
“Apples and pears have been popular subjects of still life paintings for hundreds of years. This painting is my contemporary take on that subject. Painted during the dead of winter and not being a fan of cold weather, I was naturally drawn to bold and warm tones.”


Originally from Montreal, Marsha now resides in Oakville, Ontario. She holds a B.Sc, in Mathematics, an MBA and has held the Project Management Professional Certification. In her prior life, she provided consulting and project management services to the financial and technology industries. After retiring from the corporate and consulting world, she began pursuing her interest in art and more specifically in painting. She completed the Fine Arts Program at Sheridan College and during that time, selected oil as her medium of choice. Marsha paints still life from her home studio. Her paintings are held in private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.


Artist Statement
Inspired by the still life paintings of the 17th century Dutch Golden Age Masters and Hyper-realism, I create luminously detailed paintings of common objects. Though simple in composition and subject matter, the stillness and quietude of my still life works offer a deeper emotional experience than what initially, visually meets the eye.




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