Marcia Day

Acrylic | Oil


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Having been born into a family of artists, Marcia Day can’t remember when she wasn’t creating art in some form. As a young child, she once accompanied her grandmother and her grandmother’s art group on a field trip in New England. The result was Day’s most treasured first watercolor, one of a dairy cow. When she was still a child, Day discovered the monetary value of her art when she pasted feathers extracted from her pillow onto note paper and incorporated the feathers into pen and ink drawings of birds. People were willing to pay for her work and bought as many pen and ink note papers as she was able to design.

Day explored different media including pen and ink, pencil and oils. Her first painting was sold when she was a teenager. In high school, she participated in designing and creating the stage sets for the school’s plays. She also designed the programs for those plays. Day attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she studied commercial art. She left the university to start her family. Raising children became her focus until the mid 1980’s when she again took up painting, this time using acrylics, which she paints with to this day. Day and her husband Gerry presently live in Brevard County. They like the area for its diversity of wildlife, especially the birds - the subject of many of her paintings. Today, many of Day’s paintings are inspired by photographs taken by her husband and father.