about us



Waterhouse Gallery Marci Oleszkiewicz 

Click on image below to return to Figure Exhibition Page

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
30 x 20 Oil $3900

Marci Oleszkiewicz

My passion for art was inspired at a young age. As a child, I always remember sitting at my little desk making a picture. It seemed I often communicated visually. Whether it was in a Christmas card to family or a personal journal entry, there was always a drawing to be found. I remember thinking how my little creations would become alive as I made the final touches.

I was home schooled through most of my schooling years. I believe that it was through this creative education, I was able to freely explore the inner drive I had toward becoming an artist. It was during this time that my first art teacher gave me the confidence to pursue this passion. I have since studied briefly at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, and regularly at The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. It was at the latter that I studied with many amazing artists to whom I credit my knowledge on how to see as a painter and am grateful for their generosity and encouragement, Including Clayton J. Beck III, Scott Tallman Powers, Romel De La Torre, and Diane Rath. I have also been fortunate to be able to take workshops with Rose Frantzen, David Leffel, Sherry McGraw and Quang Ho. I am forever grateful to all those who share their knowledge so willingly.

In May of 2007, I was honored to receive the best of show award in the American Impressionist Society's National show and only a week later received an award of excellence at the Oil Painter's of American National Juried exhibition. I was also honored to be a part of Southwest Art Magazine's 21 under 31 section in the September 2007 issue.

I am also inspired and study the works of many of the great painters, including Antonio Mancini, Nicholi Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell and Richard Schmid to name a few.

Groups & Organizations:
The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
American Impressionists Society
Oil Painters of America
Society of Master Impressionists
Plein Air Painters of Chicago

2007 Weatherburn Gallery, OPA Regional Show, Naples, FL
2007 Jack Richeson: 75 Landscape and Exterior National Show, 1st Place in Oils, Kimberly, WI
2007 Hilligoss Gallery, American Impressionist Society Salon Invitational , Chicago, IL
2007 Sunset Art Gallery, Society of Master Impressionist


 If you would like to purchase a Marci Oleszkiewicz painting
or be on her mailing list please contact us:

P 805-962-8885
E art@waterhousegallery.com