Marie Liu has been painting images of Pike County since moving to Milford in 2009. Captivated by the rugged and pristine landscape, waterfalls and history, she set herself on a course to learn about and depict the region, to the exclusion of all else. “There is a quality to this place that is almost indescribable and haunting. When you tap into it, becomes an obsession. A happy obsession as it provides me with endless inspiration and focus for my work.”
After graduating from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, she returned to the Northeast where she was raised. Working in the high end silkscreen wallpaper industry for a decade, then as co-owner of Star gallery in Middletown NY for the next decade. She has been a partner of the ARTery, a cooperative gallery in Milford for 7 years and has recently finished a year long term as the Resident Artist of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. She presents her research on the history of art of the region at local venues and museums.