Marcia Stevens is the designer and illustrator of the Nevada State Literary map, which was placed in the Library of Congress traveling literary map exhibit in 1993. Eventually, the map will become part of the library's permanent map exhibit in Washington, DC. She has also illustrated the works of Roger Harvey, British poet and novelist, and has done a variety of commission work.
A native of Pennsylvania, Marcia completed her studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Las Vegas. Since then, she has studied with Bill Runyan, Sharon Rickert and Harry Nienmala of Newport; Ray Fullmer of Las Vegas; and Maritza Morgan of New York.
Her work has been exhibited in Newport, Nehalem and Lincoln City, Oregon; Boulder City and Las Vegas, Nevada; and elsewhere in the United States. She was the featured artist in the Portfolio, Inc. Gallery in Las Vegas for two years and at the Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City, Oregon for 18 months. Her work is in galleries in Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington.
Marcia works in watercolors, oils and pastels, taking her subject matter from her travels. Her love of animals is reflected in birds and other creatures she places in her paintings whenever possible. She teaches oil painting at the Rickert Art Center, Newport, Oregon and at Lane County Community College in Florence, Oregon. She offers regular workshops as well. A retired English teacher and musician, Marcia considers poetry and music to have a strong relationship to find art, thus she strives for rhythm and unusual composition in her work.