Marie Witte's Profile
As a young child in Patras, Greece, Marie Witte could frequently be found drawing with a stick in the sand behind the wall of her white stucco house. After her adoption at five years old by an American family, Marie carried her nascent love of art to her new country, now drawing on the sandy beaches of southern California instead of those of Greece. A trip to the San Diego Museum of Art with her father led to Marie’s discovery of the 19th century French master William Bouguereau, whose soulful and honest portrayals of young women and children continue to inspire Marie’s work today.
As a young adult, Marie studied art and psychology at San Diego State University. There she focused on fashion design and illustration, while also taking courses in life drawing. Much of her initial training in painting came from a self-guided study of old master painters in the art museums of San Diego and…
- Joined July 3, 2012
- Marie Witte
- Wells River, VT, United States