Joan Cobb Marsh

"Through the Kitchen Window"
"Through the Kitchen Window"

10"x8", oil on canvas

"Dunes"
"Dunes"

8"x8", oil on canvas

"Provincetown Street Scene"
"Provincetown Street Scene"

10"x8", oil on canvas

"Harbor View from Bradford Street"
"Harbor View from Bradford Street"

10"x8", oil on canvas

"Wicker Chair"
"Wicker Chair"

22"x30", oil on canvas

"Chair in my Home"
"Chair in my Home"

12"x12", oil on canvas

"Pillow on Sofa"
"Pillow on Sofa"

12"x12", oil on canvas

"Two Chairs"
"Two Chairs"

12"x12", oil on canvas

"Tulips Inside, Snow Outside"
"Tulips Inside, Snow Outside"

10"x10", oil on canvas

"Interior Light 5"
"Interior Light 5"

8"x10", oil on canvas

"Plant in the Window"
"Plant in the Window"

11"x14", oil on canvas

"Chives and Beach Plum Blossoms"
"Chives and Beach Plum Blossoms"

12"x9", oil on canvas

An accomplished musician/composer said, "Music is memory." Painting also is memory reconnecting, a revisiting of emotional content. Henri Matisse saw no logical reasons for explanations of his work; I concur. A person stops, looks; the painter has succeeded. All is on the canvas and the viewer now experiences...Universal Truths. (Love/Hate, Enlightenment/Confusion, Harmony/Chaos, Ecstasy/Despair.) It is all there for the viewer. Delacroix stated, "Great paintings transcend the sublime." A painter's mandate is not material gains, self-gratification, or pretty pictures, but a good faith attempt to capture the fleeting visual beauty of our relationship to worldly gifts. In a glimpse resides an eternity.