Orange Tree Design Studio
"The name Orange Tree is a gift from my paternal Grandmother who always had an orange tree. I loved that tree and inherited it when she passed away. To me it is a sign of love, tenacity and creativity. Perfect for an art studio."
Marsha Schuld is a visual artist living and working in the Rush Lake, Saskatchewan area. A lifelong artist, Marsha came to art as a career through all her other jobs and interests.
“My art is coloured by my life. Living and working in agriculture and in nature, as well as the friends that surround me, inspires the art that I create.”
Marsha is largely self-taught but has also studied art formally through the University of Saskatchewan and arts programs at Red Deer College as well as attending numerous courses and workshops over the years in a variety of media. That diversity shows in her artwork which ranges across painting to drawing, stained glass and needlework.
“I tend to match my medium to my inspiration. I see no need to lock myself down to one technique and prefer to let the subject direct the artwork. Where colour is the main ingredient, I will paint; if texture is the theme, I will draw; if my mind is wandering to new shapes and ideas, I often turn to needlework. I feel creativity is nursed through diversity and the switch between media keeps me interested and creative and makes for better artwork.”
Marsha instructs classes and workshops in drawing, painting, stained glass, and textiles both from her studio and through Art Gallery of Swift Current. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and won numerous awards. Her work is in corporate and public collections in Canada and the United States.