Mantra

May 18, 2021


Years ago when my partner in crime Terry Nelson and I shared a studio space, our painting mantra was “Think it, Do it."

Vertical purple trees, vibrant landscape
Marshall Noice | Edge of the Middle Fork | Oil on Canvas | 60x48" | 10,300.

What we were saying to ourselves was: if something pops into your head, don’t question it, don’t over-intellectualize it, act on it! That approach to art making really kept our creative juices flowing. We made hundreds of paintings. Looking back, that’s when I really learned to paint.


Sadly, Terry is long gone now, but his spirit lives with me in my studio. And our words of admonition to honor those creative ideas are ones I still live by.


Let's keep in touch,


Marshall