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Heidi Amenda Marshall grew up on the shore of Lake St. Clair near Detroit, Michigan and on the banks of the Rhine in Dusseldorf, Germany. She comes from a long line of artists including her father, William Amenda, who was Chief Editorial Illustrator for the Detroit News.
While she enjoys savoring and studying art in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe, Heidi is first and foremost a lover of the outdoors who deeply appreciates the power and poetry of the landscape, which she reflects in her plein air paintings and studio works. She prefers the graphic richness and reflective properties of pastels and their beautiful immediacy for plein air work.
Heidi received her BFA from Albion College in Painting and Printmaking and MFA from Wayne State University. She cites pastellists W. Truman Hosner and Albert Handel as having been her most influential mentors. She divides her time between her home on the sandy beaches and Great Lakes dunes of Petoskey, Michigan and her adopted home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.