About Marjorie Vernelle and VernelleStudio.com
In terms of art, I've taken the long route. Art was always around me in my grandmothers' quilts, my dad's appreciation of beauty, and my mother's own paintings.
I dabbled with it in my early adult life in San Francisco, though my degrees are in completely different subjects. They led to a fine career teaching Language Arts, both at high school and college levels. However, I always kept an interest in both producing art and studying art history. In 2019 I started a blog in which I talk of my experiences studying and viewing art in my years in Europe, mostly in France where I lived for about ten years. In 2020, I started profiling other artists, which I now do once a month. I also started another blog, OfArtandWine.com, where I talk about famous paintings and pair them with wines. Below is a list of the exhibitions of my art work over the years.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Toronto, Canada
Master of Arts Degree, San Francisco State University, California
Plus teaching certificates in English and Spanish.
Art Education: Courses in drawing and painting from a variety of sources in the 1970s, Academy of Art, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Art School and De Young Museum Art School
Expositions: I started showing art in the 1980s, less so in the '90s because of work,
and started showing again in 2005.
1980s Perception Art Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Group shows and
Two and Three-person shows.
1985 Solo Exhibition of landscapes at the French Restaurant connected to
Domaine-Chandon winery, Napa Valley, CA.
1986-88 Gi'nette Gardens Gallery, Oakland, CA.
1986-88 Village Artistry Gallery, Carmel, CA.
1998 Solo Exhibition of French landscapes, Ward St. Cafe, La Jolla, CA.
2005- Business of Art Center (now Manitou Springs Art Center), Manitou
2008 Springs, CO.
2013 Solo Exhibition of watercolor landscapes, A4 Kunststube Gallery,
2014 Exposition of Provençal landscapes, Chez Micaela, Avignon, France.
2015 Les Aquarelles solo exhibition of watercolors, Come Prima, disquaire et galerie d'art, Avignon, France
2017-18 Pikes Peak Library District displays at Library 21C and Cheyenne Mountain. PPLD Featured Artist for March, 2018.
2018 About Face: Portraits x 3 with Sue Johnson and Rita Scafidi at Pikes Perk
Coffeehouse, North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2019 Life Drawing from MAC, Group Show at Bridge Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
Figures and Faces from the Life Drawing Open Studio, Cottonwood Artists, Colorado Springs, CO
2020 Art on Display and for Sale in VernelleStudio.com