Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge
Original painting “Magenta Marsh”
16″ x 20″ acrylic on Masonite SOLD
One of the last paintings in Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s Denali Highway series, “Magenta Marsh” was completed in 1992 and depicts the Tangle Lakes region during a serious cloud cover. Niebrugge explains, “This was one of those moments during a storm when the rain takes a pause, the air is calm and heavy, silver water motionless and the tundra intensely vivid, richly colored enhanced by dampness, each leaf holding a pearl of water, stunning and awesome. A moment in time, suspended, and painted to remember.” A limited edition print of “Magenta Marsh” was made in 1993 and given to preferred customers by the National Bank of Alaska as a Christmas gift. All 2,500 copies are signed by the artist and the president of the bank, and are a collectors item today. After reviewing her early work of the Denali Highway she is again inspired and ready to jump into the truck and camper and visit this exquisite part of interior of Alaska again.