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 mary verrandeaux 

artists' guild board president

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artist statement

My art represents my ability to be creative, diverse, and experimental. From children's book illustrations to photo-realistic portraits, landscape paintings or fused glass, I am constantly experimenting and pushing my art to the next level. 

bio

I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember. Drawing and creating my entire life. After graduating with honors from Ringling College of Art & Design in 1983, I founded Verrandeaux Visual Communications, an international advertising agency which was a very fast-paced and stressful 21 years. With the help of my husband, Bob, the business grew employing 13 artists with international and domestic clients. In 2008 I sold the business to focus on fine art, portraits, commissions and landscapes.

 

I have done hundreds of portraits, commissions and landscapes. I’ve illustrated children’s books, and numerous book covers. I have been selected as a cover artist for the Hampton Classic, countless horse show covers and posters for the Classic Company. Painted several “horse fever” life-sized fiberglass horses for charity, designed the Florida State horse license plate and has won numerous awards for my work in the arts. 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.

accomplishments

- Accepted to Artsfield juried competition

- Accepted into ACS juried show

- Illustrated many books and covers

- Best Of Show - Celebration arts festival

- Selected as official artist for Hampton Classic horse show

- Selected twice for the cover of HITS show series

- Selected for several covers of "The Chronicle of the Horse"

- Juried and exhibited  in the Festival of the Masters, Downtown Disney

- Chosen design for Florida's Horse Park license plate

- Named official artist for the Biltmore Classic horse show

- Official artist for many years - Gulfport Spring Series horse shows

- Cover of Horse Digest Magazine

- Cover of Natural Awakenings Magazine

- Named official artist - Metropolitan National Horse show

- Official artist of HITS horse show series

- Selected artist for Horse Fever 2001 & 2011

- Juried into dozens of elite art shows

- Named small business person of the year

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