Marlys LaCasse Boddy, NSS
A native of Montana, Marlys grew up in a family where art was always encouraged. Her father was a cinematographer for the State of Montana and her mother was a high school english teacher. Together they provided her with a love of art and an art cupboard full of supplies. Some of her earliest memories are of drawing, painting and, best of all, playing with clay.
Marlys earned her degree in Fine Art from Montana State University where she met her future husband and fellow art major After graduation life stayed busy raising three children, working as business manager, writing children's books, and experimenting with various forms of art. A surprise gift of a kiln and several pounds of clay was the beginning of her career as a sculptor. She knew she had finally found the perfect medium to express her take on humanity.
Marlys and her husband have been able to pursue a life filled with family, friends, and the work and love of creating art. They are grateful to all their clients and collectors who have made that possible
"Emotion is a powerful influence in my art. I am inspired by the variety of expressions, as well as the endless combination of features that makes each of us unique.
I create my sculptures in clay because I love it's feel, it's plasticity, it's immediacy. People have used clay for centuries to tell the story of their civilizations. Working in clay connects me to those people.
My sculptures are character studies, informing us about the diversity of people and the world they live in. They convey a sense of the familiar, portraying people and emotions common to us all."