Marla Blackwell was born in Southern Alberta, Canada. Although the prairie and the grain fields were her home as a child, she was drawn to the foothills and beautiful tree land west of Calgary, Alberta. Marla has a passion for the landscape and expresses it in her paintings. "There is endless inspiration and tranquility right here in this great land of ours".
She paints in a style which encompasses traditional to the abstract---whichever moves her in that moment. Her desire is to pass on and impact the viewer with the same emotion she feels as she creates each piece of art. Contemporary figure art is also a love of hers, which is displayed on the "Figures Page". Almost as much as creating art, Marla loves to teach it. She has many classes and workshops which can be seen in detail on the "Classes" page. Marla invites you to come and get caught up in the moment---whether you want to view art or create it.