For Spartanburg award-winning artist Mary Verrandeaux, variety is truly the spice of life – variety she will show in an exhibition of works, “Images and Treasures: Portraits, Landscapes and Glass Treasures,” April 5 through 30 in Gallery III of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg.
The exhibition will include about 20 of Verrandeaux’s paintings, drawings, portraits, landscapes and fused glass art.
“My art represents my ability to be creative, diverse and experimental,” Verrandeaux, a native of Cortland, New York, says. “From children book illustrations to photo-realistic portraits, landscape paintings or fused glass, I am constantly experimenting and pushing my art to the next level.”
While Verrandeaux has done hundreds of commissioned work of landscapes and homes, portraits are her favorites to paint. “I enjoy working closely with the client to achieve their vision. Painting and drawing allow creativity and freedom a camera can’t achieve.
“I continue to work and accept commissions as a fine artist and recently have challenged myself experimenting with fused glass art – a more abstract and exciting new medium,” Verrandeaux adds. “It’s such a beautiful medium, but so different from the controlled environment of painting and drawing.”
A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, with honors in illustration and graphic design, Verrandeaux has been a successful professional artist, businessperson and athlete since graduating in 1983. She has received awards and acceptance into multiple juried shows, including Artfields and the Artists Collective | Spartanburg Juried Show. She has illustrated countless fiction and children’s books, was awarded the design for the Florida License Plate promoting the Florida Horse Park and was awarded the prestigious Hampton Classic cover and poster design for the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Select pieces in the exhibition will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from $25 to $2,400.