Stilwell artist Debra Payne works on an oil painting recently at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art in Marysville. Payne is sketching and painting scenes in Marysville when she visits here for a week during each season of the year. Marshall County Arts Cooperative is sponsoring her as an artist in residence throughout the next year. Photo by Sarah Kessinger


Debra Payne recently spent a week in Marysville and reproduced scenes here with oil on canvas. She sat on Broadway and sketched a set of storefronts. She observed schoolchildren playing and sketched what will become an oil painting, then drew other settings that caught her eye around town.

Payne is a plein air artist in residence in Marysville. She’s the first to do so with Marshall County Arts Cooperative in several years.