The Art of Moksha Marquardt
I'm an American artist living in the woods of Duvall, Washington. I studied commercial art in Seattle in the early 90s. Although I had an introduction to painting at that time, I'm mostly self-taught. The addictive process of endless experimentation has led me down all sorts of rabbit holes and the joy of discovery is my motivation to continue on this path. The creative process is my passion and my way to connect to spirit, and sharing the secrets I find with others further feeds this passion.
Undoubtedly growing up in the PNW has had the deepest influence on my work. My subject matter comes almost entirely from nature and there is a noticeable lack of man-made elements in my work. I'm searching for a way to communicate the emotional experience of being in the woods and finding so much life and death slowly dancing together. The circle of life is present in nearly all my work in one way or another.
In 2019 I co-founded Woodspirit Artist Refuge, an artist retreat center in Duvall, Washington with my girlfriend Carrie Schmitt, a talented painter, workshop facilitator and author. You can learn more about that and see what’s on the schedule at the new website www.woodspiritartistrefuge.com
I love the collaborative process that evolves while working with a client on a painting. Please contact me with inquiries about commissioned work. I'm in the process of putting together a page with detailed info but until then you can email me directly here.
Since 2013 I have been displaying and selling my paintings and drawings in the Seattle area. Below is a list of some of the shows from the last few years.
*June 2019 “Return to Nature” Longevity Foods, Duvall WA
March 2019 “Matrix of Trees” AXIS Gallery, Seattle WA
April 7th-9th 2018 "Lucidity Festival" Branches Mobile Gallery, Santa Barbra, CA
November 2nd 2017 "Revelation Road Trip" AXIS Gallery, Seattle WA
August 2017 "Spectral Visions with Luke Brown" 2312 2nd Ave, Seattle WA
May 2017 "Terrarium" 2312 2nd Ave, Seattle Ave, Seattle WA
April-May 2017 "Dream and Vision" Victrola 15th Ave, Seattle WA
December 2016 “Seattle Group Show” Praxis Arts, Seattle WA
*November 2016 “Death and Serenity” Praxis Arts, Seattle WA
*September 12th-December 31st 2016: "Changes" Victrola, Amazon, Seattle WA
*July-August 2016: "Drawings" Flying Apron, Seattle WA
July 21-24th 2016: Cascadia NW Art and Music Festival, Granite Falls WA
June 2nd 2016: "Strange Paradise" Axis, Seatle, WA
*February 12th 2016: "Eye to Eye: A Solo Exibition" Urban Light Studios, Seattle WA
*November-December 2015: "Origins" Victrola, 15th Ave, Seattle WA
*October-Novemebr 2015: "Halloween Show" Rebar, Seattle WA
*September-October 2015: "Phantom Limb: Seven New Paintings" Victrola, Pike St, Seattle, WA
September 3rd 2015: "Trace Amounts" Purple Cafe, Seattle WA
July 23rd-26th 2015: Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival, Granite Falls WA
*November-December 2014: QCafe, Seattle WA
*December 2013- February 2014: Victrola, Pike St, Seattle WA
*September-November 2013: Victrola, Amazon, Seattle WA
*June 2013: Victrola, 15th Ave, Seattle WA
*designates a solo show