The painting above is titled Fire Already. Amazingly intense…
Her work not only reaches out and grabs the imagination, it stirs up unexpected emotional responses. Raw talent is a miracle to be enjoyed gratefully. It doesn’t matter if it disappears under the stress of public life. One experience is enough to inspire you for a lifetime.
Those of you who enjoyed her other paintings should go to her new gallery of images. I found her painting titled, "Darlene’s Bikini" interesting.
The rest of her gallery bears visiting. Let me know what you think of "Mosquito Bite".
UPDATE: Pressconnects.com of Binghampton, NY, has a charming series of shots of Marla, her family, and her art. Click on Open Photo Gallery and enjoy.
UPDATE: Marla’s art generates a lot of strong emotion, especially among self-important, and possibly envious, art expert "wannabes". These folk seem to feel that you can’t tell if something is art unless you know the pedigree of the artist. I am not going to link to these
cretins elitists because you can see far too many of them by Googling Marla Olmstead.
Instead, I would like to refer you to Elizabeth Cohen, who knows art and is fortunate enough to know the Olmstead family. I think you might find her article in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin enlightening.