Monday, July 7, 2014

INVITATION TO THE ART OF DANCE EXHIBITION


 I am so happy to announce and invite you all to the “ART OF DANCE” a group exhibition featuring many great works from several artist including the talented photographer, my husband James Creighton and myself. Curated by Gloria Plascencia.

The show will open with a bang on Friday, July 18th from 6pm- 9pm at the Frame and Art Dept 950 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, CA. 90278 and will include special guest performances from tango dancer Ilona Glinarsky extraordinaire and renowned violinist Julliena Okah.


Our husband/wife team collaborated works on display will include:

  • “Mirror Dancer” 20” x 24” digital print by James Creighton
  • “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” 20” x 28” acrylic on silver gelatin print by Velvet Marshall (photo by James Creighton)
  • “Tiny Dancer” (self-portrait) 20” x 28” oil on silver gelatin print by Velvet Marshall
  • “Blue Monday” (self-portrait) 20” x 28” acrylic on silver gelatin print by Velvet Marshall


* The show continues from July 18th through August 30th 2014

Look forward to seeing you all there!



 









Monday, June 9, 2014

INVITATION TO THE 3RD ANNUAL CA 101 ART EXHIBITION 2014


Velvet Marshall warmly invites you to the 3rd Annual CA 101 Art Exhibition
Presented by Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel and the Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts and Redondo Beach Arts Group at Pier Plaza Galleries on the Redondo Beach Pier, California

Featuring her painting:
“Merced Fields” –oil & tar on canvas, 25” x 19”
To be exhibited in the Small Treasures Gallery Collection

Opening Reception is Friday, June 20th from 5pm-9pm
On The Waterfront at the Redondo Beach Pier Plaza
204 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Show runs June 20-29 2014
Gallery Hours: Friday, June 20th from 5pm-9pm; Saturday 6/21 & 6/28/14 1-8pm; Sunday 6/22/14 & 6/29/14 1-6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 6/24-6/27/14 1-7pm

*25% of all art sales will be donated to Friends of Redondo Beach Arts

Hope to see you all there!

velvetmarshall@gmail.com
http://ashadeofvelvet.blogspot.com/






"DEEP SIX" NEW COMMISSION ARTWORK FOR SANDRA ESPINET

  Samples of new artwork I am currently working on for the always fabulous, designer Sandra Espinet for a groovy downtown Pasadena industrial loft. This piece involves using extensive use of the tar. The whole art concept throughout is that it's all street art, from graffiti, to black and white newspaper clippings. Very masculine and lots of texture.


16" x 20" oil & tar on canvas maquette for "Deep Six" painting by Velvet Marshall

After an exhilarating day at the Getty Museum viewing Jackson Pollock's 8' x 20' Mural painting I returned to the studio to resume working. Many consider Pollock to be the grandfather of graffiti art utilizing his fast action painting technique and his unusual choice of mediums. Inspired by his work, especially his painting "Full Fathom Five" I am titling my painting "Deep Six" (a full fathom six).


"Full Fathom Five" by Jackson Pollock


 Artist Notes - "DEEP SIX"

  • Medium: oil and tar on canvas
  • Size: 72"W x 92"H
  • Painting title: “Deep Six” - Based on Shakespeare’s story “The Tempest” (a story of loss, revival and resurrection) and inspired by Jackson Pollock’s painting “Full Fathom Five”
  • Deep Six is a nautical expression indicating a water depth of six fathoms; something thrown overboard at or greater than this depth would be difficult if not impossible to recover; the term “deep six” can also be used to mean, deep insight into something.
  • The under painting and sgraffito marks are symbols and geometric shapes of fish, ship sails, boats and plant life. Miscellaneous items such as rusted nails, buttons, bottles caps, coins and a key are incorporated in the paint resembling various things lost at sea – a pearl button relates back to Shakespeare’s tale of the Tempest - barley visible, a small Mickey Mouse pin symbolizes the artist’s personal note (the loss of my father).



Under painting for "Deep Six" maquette - symbols and geometric shapes of fish, ship sails, boats and plant life.



Designer color swatches




Artist sketch book notes for "Deep Six"



Kersti Malvre, Brenda Harrop, Sandra Espinet, Velvet Marshall-Creighton at the signing party for Sandra's new book "The Well-Traveled Home" hosted at the fabulous Berbere World Imports






Sunday, June 8, 2014

MARTIN LUTHER KING MURAL PROJECT

I have a dream…

I am so jazzed and honored to announce I have been commissioned to paint a mural on the side of a four story historical building in the city of Long Beach facing Martin Luther King Boulevard, which honors the man that the street was named after. Even more exciting is that this project will include the neighborhood high school and the community of Long Beach in an effort to share art, create love, educate minds and inspire hearts of people in the local community to learn more about this great man, Dr. Martin Luther King, who still inspires us with his dream of justice and equality for all.

Developing information and photos will be posted as the project unfolds here on my blog.


Friday, May 23, 2014

CA 101 2014 EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CALIFORNIA ART

I am excited to announce my painting “Merced Fields” has been selected for inclusion in the CA 101 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary California Art. The show will be held in a beautiful “Pop Up” gallery on the Redondo Beach pier with ocean views. The opening reception is June 20th from 5-9 pm and the show will continue through June 29. Details below:

“Merced Fields” –oil & tar on canvas, 25” x 19” by Velvet Marshall
To be exhibited in the Small Treasures Gallery Collection

CA 101 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary California Art
Nina Zak Laddon - juror/curator
Sandra Dyer Liljenwall – exhibition director

Show runs June 20-29 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 20th from 5pm-9pm
On The Waterfront at the Redondo Beach Pier Plaza
204 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Gallery Hours: Saturday 6/21 & 6/28/14 1-8pm; Sunday 6/22/14 & 6/29/14 1-6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 6/24-6/27/14 1-7pm

*25% of all art sales will be donated to Friends of Redondo Beach Arts


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SOUTH BAY MOTION 11 ART EXHIBITION

Please consider yourselves all warmly invited to join me this Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the South bay Lexus Motion 11 Art Exhibition Reception.

This show will feature my painting "The Bridge Over Troubled Water" (8' x 8' oil & tar on canvas) plus lots of other great artist and their works.

The reception will be from 1pm-4pm located at South Bay Lexus 24777 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA. 90504.

Admission is free and complementary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Come and join us! Look forward to seeing you there!

"The Bridge Over Troubled Water" 8' x 8' oil and tar on canvas by Velvet Marshall







Thursday, February 27, 2014

WORKING WITH DESIGNERS


S.E. Design Services

Interior designers are a fun bunch of working professionals and people who are creative and inspiring to be around. Working with a designer is another great way to get your art in front of clients who might not have had an opportunity to see your artwork otherwise.

 It's important to keep in mind however, when you are collaborating with a designer, to understand that your painting is just one of the elements they are working with to create an overall image and all of the details have to come together to create the perfect look their client expects. Good communication and flexibility are essential tools for a successful conclusion.

One place to look for a designer to work with is the American Society of Interior Designers http://www.asid.org/ 




my sketch book & color palette for designer commissioned artwork


Commissioned artwork "Ode To The Sea" (Pablo Neruda) 68" x 84" oil & tar on canvas by Velvet Marshall


Photo by James Creighton

Sandra Espinet, Renowned luxury interior designer, HGTV personality and author of "The Well Traveled Home":
 I first met Sandy at her beautiful home in Cabo San Lucas while my husband, the photographer James Creighton, was shooting portraits of her for her new interior design book "The Well Traveled Home." She has such a lovely, down to earth personality and great sense of elegance and style ... just the kind of gal you want to become close friends with and invite over to hang out on girls night. So, when she expressed an interest in my art and wanted to commission me for some artwork on a few design projects she was working on I was thrilled.

 http://www.sandraespinet.com/

 http://www.amazon.com/Well-Traveled-Home-Sandra-Espinet/dp/1423633202/ref=s

"The Well Traveled Home" by Sandra Espinet

Photo by James Creighton

Rebecca Hart Benton, Interior Stylist and Decorator at Rebecca Hart Benton Designs and Rebecca Hart Benton Interiors :
Stylish, fun and full of vibrant energy, after years of hearing about this great southern gal through mutual friends of ours, it didn't take long after meeting her in person before I knew DD and I would become fast friends. A talented lady with a heart as big as Texas, Rebecca is always a pleasure to be around. I am looking forward to collaborating with her on her new design projects in the near future.

ddlovesparis@hotmail.com
http://facebook.com/JazzBabyBecca 
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rebecca-hart-benton/8/409/234
http://www.thumbtack.com/REBECCA-HART-BENTON-INTERIORS-Chicago-IL/service/811088