Marie Spaeder Haas’ Bio
Marie Spaeder Haas has been painting and drawing from her earliest days growing up in Erie, PA. After many years of teaching biology while doing her art “on the side,” she turned her attention to serious studio work in 1984. She soon established herself as an avid watercolorist in northwestern PA where she had her own Sycamore Gallery and conducted watercolor and drawing classes. Marie currently works out of her studios in Ocoee, TN and near the Gulf beaches in Bradenton FL. “Painting and drawing are my ways of interacting with my environment. When I paint or draw something, I experience it in a way different from any other. It is my way of getting to know my surrounding.” She frequently exhibits her drawings in solo, juried and invitational shows throughout the United States.