Marian Hirsch is a full time professional artist and devotes time to on-location painting capturing the ever-changing color and mood of the world we live in. Her plein air studies provide the foundation for her color rich pastel landscapes, which are composed and created in her studio. She is an accomplished artist moving seamlessly between multiple mediums.

Her artwork is included in numerous corporate collections such as Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Merrill Lynch, Lucent Technologies, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Dallas Business Journal and Verizon Wireless. Articles about her paintings have been published in Artist's Magazine, American Artist, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Journal. She is included in the book 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists by North Light Books.

A speaker at the 2001 International Association of Pastel Societies conference, she also demonstrates for local art groups. Teaching provides another venue for sharing her artistic spirit and skills. A special invitation was extended to paint at the Ronald Reagan Ranch in California with a group of artists selected by Pastel International Magazine. The artist has resided in the North Texas area since graduating from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Fine Art.


Making art is for me an active and daily process. An intense desire for creative expression has been a passion of mine since early childhood. Growing up in a small town in Missouri provided a childhood with many hours spent roaming the woodlands and rolling fields. That fascination with exploring the landscape still exists for me as transforming my response into paint and pigment has become the focus of my artistic career. Nature continues to provide a powerful catalyst in the evolution of my work. There is always that moment when light falls on a subject in just such a way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Then that creative spark ignites the painting process. I try to simplify the complexities of a particular landscape to a point of lyricism, garnering the sense of place and atmosphere that is particular to each location, and at a precise moment in time.


Outlook at Windhaven, AT&T, MCI, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Ford Motor Corporation, GE Capital Bank, American Agricultural Insurance Company, General Motors, Hoechst Celanese Corporation, National Futures Association -Chicago, Mary Kay Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Falk Johnson of Chicago, Mitsui & Company, National Bank of Detroit, Colonial Bank, Cancer Care Center, Dallas Business Journal, ADC Telecommunications, Stayton Residence, Omni American Bank, Capstead Mortgage, Sun Microsystems, Fort Belvoir Military Hospital, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Verizon Wireless, Harris Methodist Hospital, Rio Grande Pacific, Trane Turner and Stone, Mentor Graphics, Texas Eye & Laser, Mother Francis Hospital, Presbyterian Village North


Pastel Society of America - Signature Member
Pastel Society of the Southwest - Signature Member
Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition - Signature Member
Southwestern Watercolor Society - Signature Member


Pastel Journal, August 2004
International Artist, June/July 2004
American Artist, June 2001
Pastel Artist International, May/June 2001
Pastel Artist International, PAI #5
Pastel Artist International, PAI #3, American Showcase
Artist's Magazine, July 1999, Special Section: Pastel
Artist's Magazine, November 1997, The Many Faces of Pastels
Showcase of American Pastel Artists: CD-ROM
200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists; Carole Katchen, North Light Books


The artist participates in numerous juried exhibitions and has won over 40 awards in recent years. She has been a featured artist with galleries and has many one person shows to her credit. For exhibitions currently on view, please see the News section of the site.