Photo: Kristabel Marshall   “My paintbrush is my scalpel that I use to cut myself Open and lay it all out there Naked and bare for the whole to look on I don’t know why I need to do this Everything anyone would ever want To know about me (if anyone even cared) Is there squeezed out in the paint and canvas raw The rest is for me alone.”   VM 2014

Photo: Kristabel Marshall

“My paintbrush is my scalpel that I use to cut myself
Open and lay it all out there
Naked and bare for the whole to look on
I don’t know why I need to do this
Everything anyone would ever want
To know about me (if anyone even cared)
Is there squeezed out in the paint and canvas raw
The rest is for me alone.”


VM 2014

BIOGRAPHY

Velvet Marshall is a second generation American painter and artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Originally trained in a classical, realistic style she later developed an appreciation for the more progressive work of painters both American and European from the modern abstract expressionist movement of the late 1950s and 1960s.

This form of painting, known as "action painting," had similar ties to the Surreal movement, in that it had a direct relation to the artist's emotions, expression, and mood, and showcased their feeling behind the pieces they designed.

This fusion of freedom and expressionism in conjunction with utilizing classical Flemish and old master techniques developed in a modern way is the basis of Velvet Marshall's style philosophy.

Her background in music, film and print add an additional visual, audio and tactile inspiration in her works which are very textured and sensitive to luminosity; employing recurring motion of biorhythms in the paint to predict various aspects of experiences in life with the primary use of mediums such as oil paint, roofing tar, roofing acrylic latex, watercolor, tea and common household mediums used in daily life.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PRFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Visual Artist with years of painting experience, teaching art, gallery exhibitions, exhibition management, financing, marketing and curating. Possess a strong theoretical foundation in art and solid academic qualifications.

I am a second generation American painter and artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Originally trained in a classical, realistic style mentored at an early age by my father, Chet Marshall, a leading Disney artist who produced artwork for posters, watch faces, consumer products, and theme parks merchandise. I later developed an appreciation for the more progressive work of painters both American and European in the modern abstract expressionist movement which I utilize in my work creating an effect that is very textured and sensitive to luminosity to predict various aspects of experiences in life with the primary use of mediums such as oil paint, roofing tar, roofing acrylic latex, watercolor, tea and common household mediums used in daily life.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

·          Oil painting

·          Acrylic

·          Watercolor

·          Colored Pencil

·          Drawing, Draftsmanship, Draughtsman

·          Mixed-Media, Multi-Media

·          Commercial Art and Design

·          Casting

·          Clay

·          Photography


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Feb. 2017 – Present   ART TEACHER / ART CURATOR – TOPANGA COMMUNITY CENTER

·          Teaching adults in group settings

·          Provide structured curriculum

·          Teaching application of acrylics

·          Teaching sketching, color theory, wet and dry brush techniques

·          Curating student’s completed work at the Topanga Library

 

May 2016 – Present   DESIGN CONSULTANT / ART CURATOR – STONE ART

·          Serve clients with superior customer service

·          Help clients understand color, style, design and layout of framing

·          Help clients select frame and matte options to fit their needs

·          Maintain client contact software

·          Drive sales through building long-term client relationships

·          Paintings on canvas and metal sign restoration and cleaning

·          Curating new and exciting  gallery display

·          Maintain organized and clean work space

·          Keyholder for store located in Santa Monica

 

Mar. 2016 – Feb. 2017   ART TEACHER – PAINT LAB

·          Teaching children ages 6-12 one on one and in group settings

·          Provide structured curriculum that results in 1-2 finished pieces per student in each class

·          Teaching application of oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils and mixed media

·          Teaching sketching, color theory, design and visual thinking

 

2013-2015 PRIVATE ART TEACHER – LONG BEACH, CA

 ·          Teaching application of watercolor

·          Teaching sketching and classic masters oil painting techniques

·          Worked with small children ages 3 and up in individual and group settings

2015 ARTIST/ COMMERCIAL MEDIA/INTERIOR DESIGN – LIZ STEWART DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

·          Commissioned Artist for Interior design and multi media Set Designer Liz Stewart

 

2015 GALLERY ASSISTANT – PHANTOM GALLERIES LA

  •  Assisted with the Venus Triumphant Exhibition Installation for DTLA Artwalk

  • Assisted in arranging and hanging of artist artwork

  • Assisted with Public Relations for exhibit event

2015 ART TEACHER/ ART DEMONSTRATOR – PALOS VERDES ART CENTER

 ·          Art Teacher/Demonstration for a classroom of 30 people

·          Teaching the concept of mixed media and oil painting application

·          Teaching textures and surface design


2014-2015 PRIVATE ART TEACHER – LONG BEACH, CA

  • Adult classes

  • Teaching application of mixed media and oil painting

  • Teaching concepts of abstract design     

                                                                                                              

2014-2015 ARTIST/ INTERIOR DESIGN – SANDRA ESPINET  

  • Commissioned Artist for Interior Designer of the year 2010 Sandra Espinet

     

2002-2004 DESIGN CONSULTANT/ GALLERY ASSISTANT – BORIS ARTISTRY & FRAMING 

  • Personal assistant

  • Assisted in framing and hanging artwork

  • Answering phones

  • Front office management

  • Cleaning and maintenance of gallery

  • Online promotion of store

     

2000- 2002 PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENT/OFFICE MANAGER – OFF MELROSE FILM PRODUCTIONS

  • Public relations agent

  • Front office operations

  • Letter of Recommendation available

     

     

1999-2000 ASSOCIATE FILM PRODUCER – JAGUAR FILMS

  • 1999 Film Festival, Showtime Networks, NY Film Festival

  • Assisted in filming and production

  • Film casting

  • Makeup artist and set design

  • Assisted in film editing

  • Front office manager

  • Answering phones

  • Film Festival submissions

  • Travel and schedule arraignments

     

1994-1998 SET DESIGNER/ STYLIST/ MAKE UP ARTIST – GRAPHIC ART DESIGN

  • Recruited manufactures, fashion designers and clients for fashion catalogs

  • Arranged set and backdrop design for fashion shoots

  • Makeup artist and hair stylist

     

1994 PUBLIC RELATIONS/ INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR CHINA- GOLDEN RICE COMPANY

  • Spokesperson for Golden Rice Company sponsoring the annual Kite Festival in Weifang, China 1994

     

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • Jan, 2015 Poetic Fragmentations artist talk & closing reception
    Phantom Galleries Hawthorne CA

  • Dec, 2014 Poetic Fragmentations solo exhibit
    Phantom Galleries Hawthorne CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • Jun 2018 Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour 

    Topanga Canyon Gallery                              

  • Jun 2017 Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour 

    Topanga Canyon Gallery                             

  • Dec 2016 Life’s A Beach – fundraiser for Hawthorne City Council Olivia Valentine

            LAX                           

  • Nov 2015 Create LA – A Pop up Art Experience

            Space 15 Twenty                                 

  • Aug 2015 The Breast At Work Art Show

            The Mother Nurture Center

  • Jul 2015 Art Fusion 2015

            Gallery H of Phantom Galleries LA

  • Mar, 2015 Venus Triumphant
    Art Walk Lounge

  • Feb, 2015 Art Without Boundaries
    Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles

  • Nov, 2014 Torrance Art Museum: South Bay Focus 2014
    Torrance Art Museum

  • Jul, 2014 Art of Dance - A Group Exhibition
    Frame & Art Dept.

  • Jun, 2014 CA 101 2014 Art Exhibition
    On The Waterfront At The Redondo Beach Pier Plaza (Pop-up Venue)

  • Mar, 2014 In Motion II
    South Bay Lexus

  • Dec, 2013 In Motion 2013
    South Bay Lexus

  • Sep, 2013 Silent Art Auction at Zask Gallery
    PS Zask Gallery

  • Jul, 2013 South Bay Contemporary
    PS Zask Gallery

 

PROFESSIONAL ART EDUCATION:

  • Santa Monica College

        Fine/Studio Arts, Photography and Music

  • West Los Angeles College

        French Language and Literature

  • Jeremiah Comey Film Acting Studio

        Script Analysis

  • Paul Tuerpe Class Act

        Improvisation

  • Van Mar Academy

        Method and Scene Study

  • Santa Monica High School

Music/ Concert Violinist (first chair)

 

INDEPENDENT COURSEWORK:

  • Ceramics, Mold Making, Casting and Raku Study with Cynthia Futino

  • Custom Framing and Market Analysis with Boris Bezroukov

 

AWARDS:

  • Proclamation Honor for GOOD NEIGHBORS MURAL | Hawthorne, CA. 2017

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

Proficient on Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Time Matters, Consult works, MRI, Yardi, Angus and the Internet. Types 45WPM.

Multi-lingual in English and French.  

 

REFERENCES:     

Furnished upon request