Boston Area Craft Gallery Presents Digital Illustrations by Convergent Artist Marshall

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Local artist Marshall showcases a collection of digital urban renderings at the Blue Cloud Gallery.

Nestled in the heart of Ball Square, Somerville, Blue Cloud Gallery displays the markedly unique creations of artists that hail from the Metro-Boston area. Over 100 local artists showcase an array of media ranging from ceramics and jewelry to graphics and glass. Owner and photographer Betsy Lenora presents the vibrant digital renderings of Marshall, exhibiting over 50 pieces of his original work.

Marshall's eye for aesthetic detail began developing through his initial career as a medical photography specialist, but his drive for more creative expression quickly accelerated. He began tinkering with the infusion of synthetic color into digital images. This practice evolved to center around photographs of Boston's cityscapes and suburban scenery.

A seeker of the romantic, Marshall endeavors to evoke the energy of urban scenes that straight photography may miss. "This 'city vibe' can be elusive to the camera lens alone," he laments. "An ordinary photograph often falls short on communicating the vibrancy of the metro area." Armed with a "digital paint brush," he enhances color, tones and lighting effects, or modifies compositions to convey a deeper, more compelling story.

One particular image highlights the railroad car-styled Rosebud Bar and Grill in Somerville. Edward Hopper's 1942 painting, Nighthawks, comes to mind, as Marshall similarly captures the live action of a city diner after dark. The canvas catches an American flag in mid-wave, a scooter artistically parked on the sidewalk, and a deliberating customer leans against the outside menu. Marshall's signature style brings a striking layer of stimulus to the scene.

After Marshall completes his transformation, he stretches his rendered image over a canvas, then hand applies a protective coat of varnish. The canvases hanging in Blue Cloud Gallery are often mistaken for original oil paintings. Owner Betsy Lenora encourages Boston residents to come explore Marshall's repertoire of unique digital renderings that emphasize the charm of Boston. An expanded selection will be available during Somerville's Open Studios May 6th & 7th. Marshall's art work is collected by clients all over the world.

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Blue Cloud Gallery, located in the heart of Ball Square, Somerville, invites the public to explore the many interesting handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. This unique store owned and operated by fine art photograher Betsy Lenora, supports local artists and helps the community discover fine artwork. Come and be inspired by the ever-expanding array of fun and functional items designed, created and produced to delight every visitor. As a premier provider of art for sale in the Boston area, Betsy takes pride in her products and local crafts and local art she represents. For more information visit her website at

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