** Dear friends, due to "storm watch LA" and in consideration of everyone safety and travel tomorrow. The evening's event for my solo exhibit at Phantom Galleries Hawthorne has been rescheduled to this Saturday evening, December 13, 2014 from 6pm-9pm. Hope y'all can make it and have a safe and dry weekend! Love, Velvet xo

 It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce my first solo exhibition where several of my original artworks will be on display at the Phantom Galleries Hawthorne next Friday, December 12th, 2014 from 6pm-9pm curated by Gloria Plascencia and Martha De Perez. Please consider yourselves all warmly invited and meet me there next Friday night. I'm so excited! Thanks, Velvet XO

Opening night: Friday, December 12, 2014

Location: Phantom Galleries Hawthorne
12619 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, California 90250

Time: 6pm-9pm

Look forward to seeing you all there!

"Tiny Dancer" (Self-portrait) 20"X 28" Oil on silver gelatin print


My philosophy of the beauty of true art is in it's ability to create emotional responses and to stimulate the imagination in others…specifically, there are no right or wrong answers…the story is whatever it communicates successfully to its viewers. This interaction i believe is the essence and purpose of what creating art is all bring humanity to life is the whole purpose of being. VM 2014



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.