PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Visual Artist with years of painting experience, teaching art and gallery exhibitions, exhibition management, financing and marketing. 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
  •   Mixed-Media, Multi-Media
  •   Commercial Art and Design
  •     Casting
  •     Clay
  •    Photography
  •     Acrylic
  •     Watercolor
  •     Colored Pencil
  •     Drawing, Draftsmanship, Draughtsman

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Feb. 2017 – Present   ART TEACHER – 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 – 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
  •  Maintain organized and clean work space
  •  Key holder 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 master 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 multimedia Set Designer Liz Stewart 

2015 GALLERY ASSISTANT – PHANTOM GALLERIES

  • Assisted with the Venus Triumphant installation for DTLA Art Walk
  • Assisted in arrangement 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 arrangements

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

  • Dec  2014 Poetic Fragmentations solo exhibit
    Phantom Galleries Hawthorne

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 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

 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