Marcella grew up in Scott, Saskatchewan.
She has studied drawing, oils and watercolors at the University of
Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. Notable instructors have
been Otto Rogers, Joan McAnsh, Kay Bould, Heather Spears, Graham Scholes
and Judi Betts. Her work has developed while teaching for local community
colleges, the Moose Jaw Art Gallery and workshops throughout
Saskatchewan. She experiments with a variety of subject matter, but always
returns to "images of nature". An attitude of not being content
to repeat the tried and predictable but rather, constantly searching with
the versatility of watercolors, has increased her awareness and
appreciation of art.
She says, "Working with watercolors
is so very stimulating, sometimes rendering a careful composition, other
times splashing on color and letting my imagination create a work.
However, I always return to the delicate images of nature, recognizing
that a moment in time can change an entire scene."
She was a founding member and the first
president of the Aurora Artists Guild in Regina, an association
encouraging artists to meet, paint, share knowledge and show their work.
While in Nipawin she was a member of the Nipawin Art Club and was
assistant director of exhibitions. She was a member of the Moose
Jaw Art Guild and the Bridge Artists Co-op.
Other activities include guest speaker
at Saskatchewan Plate Club and Beta Sigma Phi functions highlighting her
watercolor paintings and techniques, Thunder Creek teachers' convention
workshop to complement the new art curriculum and an art and design
display at the Moose Jaw and District High School Career Day.
She has provided drawing and
watercolor classes and workshops through art clubs and area schools
across Saskatchewan and British Columbia and at the Moose Jaw Art
She is currently a
member of the
Foothills Art Club, Cochrane, Alberta.