Beauty of small-town life captured on canvas

By Allison Marlow
Posted 10/13/17

In two years, artist Stig Marcussen created more than 800 paintings and 700 drawings. Each work captured Baldwin County as it progressed, yet stayed the same during that time.

A good portion of …

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Beauty of small-town life captured on canvas

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In two years, artist Stig Marcussen created more than 800 paintings and 700 drawings. Each work captured Baldwin County as it progressed, yet stayed the same during that time.

A good portion of those works belong to the permanent collection at Thomas Hospital and can be seen in the halls and offices there. Others decorate the homes of private collectors.

You can catch a glimpse of Marcussen’s works during the “An Artist’s Eye Exhibit” at the Foley Art Center, part of Alabama’s 200 Bicentennial Celebration.

The exhibit features views of Baldwin County, captured on the canvas, in photographs and even through the written word.

While many of the works are available for purchase, Marcussen’s works are on loan. Admirers can, however, purchase a book about the artist’s year-long stay in Magnolia Springs where he painted daily life in the charming Southern town.

The book, available at the art center and through the Magnolia Springs Garden Club, was written by Ronald F. Turner. A delightful page-turner, the book features Turner’s recollection of hosting the artist in his home for a year and watching him capture daily life on the canvas. The book includes photos of Marcussen at work as well as prints of his paintings.