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Painting:  Enamel ,Acrylic on Canvas.
30 x 24 x 1.5 in

76.2 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm
Marlesha S. Woods

Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
Circa  2017


Painting, "Tranquility" is a reflection of intrinsic peace. To know that there are yet dark spaces within but light can emerge and overshadow challenges. 

Subject Matter: Abstract Expressionism



Painting: Enamel, Acrylic on Canvas.
12 x 9 x 0.6 in
(30.48 x 22.86 x 1.52 cm)
Marlesha S. Woods

Circa 2019

Original painting, "Resilient" was created with intent to illuminate challenging spaces. Variegated blue, plum and pale peach hues integrate alongside a strikingly vivid deep gold. The gold shines in high contrast to the black acrylic background as if to communicate a persuasive statement of resilience. Even amongst the darkest of days the light can burn through.

Solo Exhibit, Between the Lines
IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery
Indianapolis, IN


Subject Matter: Abstract Expressionism


Annie's Song

Painting:  Acrylic on Canvas.
40 x 30 x 1.5 in
( 101.6 x 76.2 x 3.81 cm)
Marlesha S. Woods

Circa 2018

In memory of Annie Mae Carter 1939-2017

(digitally reimaged)

To say that details help ground a work is an understatement.

Juxtaposed abstract and figurative techniques are used to pull out feelings, memories and purpose within my paintings.

I have been blessed to help people celebrate loved ones with original art gifted for a joyous occasion such as a wedding or in celebration of a loved ones legacy.

Every intricacy is a tribute to the client's focus. Creating one of a kind modes of nonverbal communication through visual arts helps heal in part and encourage.

Subject Matter: Memorial Portrait

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The Art of Strength I

Painting:  Acrylic on Canvas.
20 x 18 x 0.6 in
( 50.8 x 45.72 x 1.52 cm)
Marlesha S. Woods

Circa 2021

The Art of Strength was created to celebrate the life of a man, Jason Cooper that has against all odds persevered. Through his cancer survivor story he has inspired many to lead a life of intentional wellbeing.

Tags: #healthandwellness  #inspiration  #mindbodysoul #abstractexpressionism #expressiveportrait #interpretativeportraiture #cancersurvivor #strongman

Subject Matter: Celebration of Life Portrait