MARY VERRANDEAUX fine artist
My art represents my ability to be creative, diverse, and experimental. From children's book illustrations to photo-realistic portraits, landscape paintings or abstracts, I am constantly experimenting and pushing my art to the next level.
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.
- 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
Mary's work is represented by the following galleries;
Tryon Painters & Sculptures
78 North Trade Street • Tryon, NC
1410 Skylyn Drive • Spartanburg, SC
Olive's Branch Gallery
103 Victoria St • Greer, SC 29651
Mountain View Art Gallery - Appointments recommended
857 Cothran Road • Inman, SC 29349