Howard Marchese

Perfect Day
Perfect Dayo/c 24"x36"   $ 4200  

Perfect Day
Red Blouse
Headed Home
Summer Sandbox  
Pearl Earrings
Pearls and Feathers
Red Print Dress
Sienna Nude
The Green Robe
Wood Nymph


Artist’s Statement - By Howard Marchese


Remrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, Chardin, Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Charles Hawthorne, the Impressionists, have all had a profound effect on me.  I’ve also been inspired by some contemporary artists such as  Richard Schmid, John Asaro, David Leffel, and Steve Huston, to name a few.  I have spent many hours peering intently at Sargent’s portraits, or Sorolla”s landscapes, gleaning each time some truths from their works.

I have always loved traditional art and have never felt the desire to create something “shocking” .  As an artist, I strive to create paintings that will have a deep emotional impact on the viewer  and allow them to sense the life and energy in them.

The real joy for me is painting directly from life.  This is truly a unique and wonderful experience.  There is no greater joy than being able to  capture the moment in time, and successfully transfer on canvas my immediate feelings, so that they can be shared with others.


Bio.  Howard Marchese b. 1952


Howard Marchese started his early basic training at the Mission Renaissance Academy in Hollywood, Ca., under Larry Gluck  He later studied at Associates in Art in Van Nuys, CA.  There under the tutelage of notable motion picture,  and fine artists such as Mark Westermoe, Shawn Zents, Armand Baltazar, and spent a semester  at Steve Huston‘s workshops.  During this time  he did workshops with Scott Burdick, Morgan Weistling, and Ken Auster.

He has won numerous awards in shows.  Most notably the San Gabriel Fine arts show, where he is a member of the “Masters Circle” competition.  Also he has won awards in the Viva Art show and Whites Gallery show in Southern California.

Howard is currently a member of the California Art Club and has been with the Esther Wells Gallery in Laguna Beach for approx 8  years.  He recently opened his own gallery in Marina Del Rey, Ca, where he paints, teaches and does workshops.