Frederica Marshall, Master Brush Painter, artist, teacher, researcher, and author, lived in Japan for 28 years. She received a B.F.A. in Painting from Miami University in Ohio and an M.A. in Art Education from Michigan State University. She currently resides in Deer Isle, Maine.
In Japan, she explored western painting styles with Michiro Mori and studied Sumi-e (Asian Brush Painting) for 10 years with Grace Yen. She has also studied Sumi-e techniques with Yang Chan, Li Dongfeng, and Leigh Wen.
She has exhibited in Japanese venues and galleries since 1973, including the Takumi Gallery, the Mikimoto Pearls Gallery, the Okinawa Civic Center and the International Ocean Exposition in Motubu. Her Sumi-e paintings were featured in a solo show at the U.S. Naval Gallery in Yokosuka.
Frederica’s works have been selected for numerous national exhibitions in the United States, such as those sponsored by the National Sumi-e Society at the Tweed Museum in Duluth, Minnesota and the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama. She received the Winsor and Newton Painting Award in Portsmouth, Virginia at the National Sumi-e Exhibition and was honored with the Traditional Painting Award at the National Sumi-e Exhibition in New York City. Her artwork has been included in notable group shows at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, the Plum Door Gallery, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Sarasota County Arts Council in Sarasota, Florida. Her work has been exhibited in more than 72 group shows and in 20 solo shows. Her paintings are included in private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States.
Frederica teaches Sumi-e and watercolor courses at her studio in Deer Isle, Maine, at art and educational institutions on Florida’s Gulf Coast and in The Republic of China. She is a member of the National Sumi-e Society, the Union of Maine Visual Artists and the Deer Isle Art Association and has served as President of the National Sumi-e Society, Sarasota Chapter and Vice President of the Down East Asian Art Society, Deer Isle, Maine and as Vice President of Ikebana International, Sarasota Chapter.