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 a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and has studied in several European countries.
Marie is a lifetime member of the Plano Art Association, a Signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Associated Creative Artist’s of Texas, and the Texas Visual Arts Association. She is also a member of the Dallas Museum of Art.
National Watercolor Society
In 2016 Marie Renfro’s painting, “Not Everything is Black and White” was accepted into the 96th Annual NWS International Exhibition and she became a signature member of this prestigious organization.
“Not Everything is Black and White” 30″ x 22″ Acrylic Collage
2016 Hill Country Painting Trip
Marie Renfro has attended the annual Hill Country January painting trip for over twenty years. As in previous years, this year proved to be most productive, with Marie completing eleven full sheet acrylic collages so far. Marie states, “It also gave me work to finish after I returned home to my studio and that is a good way to start the new year! I am always eager to finish and have new work for shows and patrons.”
Marie went to the Hill Country with the definite assignment of using more opaque colors in her paintings, especially grays. Since she is very interested in color, she used the opaque pigments to set off the transparent colors that she often uses. Also, working with new compositions, this became a period of valuable experimentation and creativity!
Several of Marie’s completed acrylic collages on watercolor paper are posted below:
“At Loose Ends” 30″x 38″ Acrylic Collage on Paper
“Glowing Inferno” 30″ x 38″ Acrylic Collage on Panel
“A Fine Line” 22″ x 30″ Acrylic Collage
“Celestial Wonder” 22″ x 30″ Acrylic Collage
” Midtown” 25″ x 40″ Acrylic Collage
“Roller Coaster” 22″ x 30″ Acrylic Collage
Marie Renfro’s 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
- Northern Telecom, Richardson, TX
- Zea Wood Fire Grill, Dallas, TX
- Plano Profile, Plano, TX
- Allen Public Library, Allen, TX
- HDR Architecture, Dallas, TX
- PBS&J, Dallas, TX
Her studio address is 606 Keith Dr. Allen, Texas 75002
Telephone (972) 727-5426
For more information, you may contact the artist at Mrenfroart@aol.com