Marietta Price feels that art is a language. Telling a story through her art quilts is her passion. She realizes her passion by combining fine art portraits and textiles. Her portraiture in quilting uses a free-motion technique, textiles, and painting to achieve a high level of realism in what she calls the “human landscape.” Price, who earned a Master’s degree from Hollins College, has been a professional artist for 30 years. Although she has worked in watercolor, acrylic, oils, dye paining, batik, hand embroidery, and machine and nuno felting, Marietta’s principal media are textiles and painting. Her work has been published in magazines, shown in galleries, and has been recognized for her realistic representations. Her ultimate goal as a textile artist is to captivate the viewer both from a distance and up close. Come to the MOarts Gallery in the months of May and June to be captivated by her intricate work.