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Portola Art Gallery Presents Marsha Heimbecker's "Kind of Shy"


Nov 14, 2017 – 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

(weekly Monday through Saturday until Nov 30, 2017)

75 Arbor Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 Map

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Portola Art Gallery Presents Marsha Heimbecker's "Kind of Shy"

EXHIBITION: "Kind of Shy," Expressive Oil Paintings by Marsha Heimbecker, Inspired by the Orphaned Elephants of Tsavo

DATES: November 1-30, 2017

RECEPTION: Saturday, November 4, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M

Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650.321.0220,

HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 10:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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The Portola Art Gallery presents "Kind of Shy," expressive oil paintings by award winning artist Marsha Heimbecker of San Mateo. Marsha’s paintings are known for their bold brushwork and color, resulting in a unique vitality. This latest collection of work, inspired by the orphaned elephants of Tsavo, hopes to capture the essence of these magnificent creatures.

Originally a bio-engineer with degrees from UC Berkeley and MIT, Marsha underwent a heart transplant in 2001. She had always shown an aptitude for art in addition to science, and after her surgery, she found art to be “very helpful in the healing process.”

She credits many years of classical training in life drawing, portraiture, and anatomy for her distinctive style. Using a harmonious palette of colors, she enjoys stretching her imagination to express the beauty, color, and energy in what she sees.

In 2009, Marsha won First Place, the Los Gatan Award, at the Los Gatos Art Association Open. She also has shown her work in Paint Allied Arts events, the Sanchez Art Center, Horizon Art Gallery, Triton Museum, and a one-woman show at Thomas Moser.

Her paintings can be found in private collections around the country, as well as online at

About Portola Art Gallery
Portola Art Gallery exhibits high quality, representational art by 17 Bay Area artists. Painting, pastel, ceramics, and photography can be viewed at the gallery, located at the Historic Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, CA.

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