FORMERLY GALLERY VIII STUDIO TOUR ALLEN • PLANO • WYLIE


Marie Renfro
          
Contact:
mrenfroart@aol.com 
www.gallery8.com 
972-727-5426
Location:
606 Keith Drive
Allen, TX 75002








        
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Color and creativity best describe Marie Renfro’s paintings in oil or acrylic.

A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to an idea or subject. An intuitive approach to painting helps her find compositions and subjects she might otherwise never consider.

She has painted for 40 years and through the years has tried many new surfaces and ideas. Mixing collage with paint is the favorite mode of her current work. Marie’s work is based on strong color, texture, and design. She begins a painting with wet paper and lets the paint and the reaction of the water give her stimulus for beginning the composition and design. It is very exciting to see a painting start to emerge under her skillful hands.

Marie has retired from teaching for 8 years at Collin County Community College in Plano TX, where she taught Watercolor and Mixed Media. Through the years she also taught Painting and Design.

Marie and 7 other women artists founded and ran Gallery VIII in West Plano for 21 years and they closed the Gallery in June of 2003.

She has shown her work across the state having had a one-woman show in the Laredo Arts Center in Laredo, Texas. She was also included in an Alumni Show at Texas Woman’s University in 2003, as well as a one- woman show in the 1550 Gallery in Kerrville, Texas in January of 2003.

  

Her work is included in many collections: (partial listing):

  • Richardson Public Library Richardson, TX
  • Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, TX
  • Community Credit Corporation, Plano, TX
  • Northern Telecom, Richardson, TX
  • Allen Public Library, Allen, TX
  • Plano Profile, Plano, TX
  • Zea Wood Fire Grill, Plano, TX



Door prize:
Acrylic Collage and
Monotypes.