Bridget Marshall, artist and poet, was born in Dayton Ohio. She spent many of her early years traveling up and down the North American east coast. Her travels extended as far north as upstate New York and as far south as Tennessee. Having resided in multiple states, she developed an interest and appreciation for the scenic beauty of the contrasting landscapes. Feeling a need to capture and preserve the scenic beauty she started drawing and painting creating a permanent record for further enjoyment.
Pursuing her artistic passion, she enrolled in classes studying art at Syracuse University, Maryland University and ultimately was awarded a bachelor of fine arts degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. Her aesthetic focus shifted from the earlier landscapes to non-representational abstract expressionism. Currently, she defines herself as an impressionistic, expressionistic colorist. Her subject matter is dominated by facial explorations. It is her intent to establish a silent visual dialogue between the viewer and the “work” allowing the viewer to recall a past experience or identify and contemplate a personal truth while reserving all judgment. Responding to and incensed by the current social and political climate involving the tragic deaths of three African American youths, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, Bridget is currently developing her social injustice series. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Syracuse, New York, Washington, D.C. Rockville, MD, Pinellas, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Florida.