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About Marita Parisi

As the boy is father to the man
     or, in this case,
as the girl is mother to the woman;
so Marita Parisi's past represents
the foundation of the present -- and the future.

She lived in libraries and in the woods as a child.

She sat on the banks of the Welland canal
     and dreamt of far away places.

Marita Parisi

    But none of these visions was to become an actual image until that first full realization in 1985 that drawing could be the voice for which she had searched so long. Little by little past fragments and teachings puzzled together to become a body of work of over 200 images. With each drawing her imaginary world was peopled with more characters, visions established early on but held at bay until the time was ripe.

And now the time is indeed ripe.


Her pencil sings and dances upon the paper to produce works that touch the soul.

    Marita's formative years were spent in Canada. She graduated from Sir Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario), then pursued various studies in Literature, Language and Education at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) and the University of Toronto. Sixteen years of teaching adolescents taught her about self-discipline, communication and concentration, experience she now brings to her career in drawing.

    Marita has had no formal artistic training; in fact, she began drawing in 1985 with no background in art whatsoever. Since then she has taught herself about art and drawing from books, magazines, films, museums, art galleries and other artists.

    With her devotion to detail, it will come as no surprise that among her favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth, Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Raymond Harris-Ching and Paul Calle. Marita has experimented with watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel, but her first love is pencil. Drawing in pencil is going against the mainstream of the art world where painting is more acceptable and rewarded. But this does not stop Parisi's experimentation with a medium that has so much versatility and potential.

Parisi says simply that she draws because she loves to draw.

    Although Marita began by drawing wildlife, a subject she still avidly pursues, her passion also is in depicting faces. The challenge is to capture a universal essence and mood rather than to depict a specific individual. It is this universality that she sees in the strong, stoical, enduring quality of Native Americans which dominate so much of her work.

The thoughts of the earth are my thoughts.
The voice of the earth is my voice.
All that belongs to the earth
belongs to me.
All that surrounds the earth
surrounds me.
It is lovely indeed,
it is lovely indeed.
Navajo Song

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