Marla Baggetta has been a self-employed, professional
artist since 1983, when she received her Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree with honors from Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, California. She had a distinguished career as
a commercial illustrator, working for clients such as Walt
Disney, Nissan Motors, and Houghton Mifflin Publishing, to
name just a few, before moving to Oregon in 1993. There
Baggetta began painting the landscape, quickly establishing
herself as one of the West’s leading representational
painters with her compelling and sophisticated imagery.
The recipient of several awards, she has participated in
exhibitions internationally as well as throughout Oregon,
Wyoming, California, and Washington, and currently teaches
painting workshops in the Portland, Oregon area.