About the Artist

Marjorie combines her love of painting with her passion for travel and exploration. Painting en plein air enables enables Marjorie to capture the atmosphere of a place, and brings authenticity to her work. When painting in the studio, she approaches the blank canvas with the same immediacy and spontaneity found in her plein air paintings.

Marjorie Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, spent 14 years as a graphic designer/illustrator, until she began to pursue her career as a Fine Artist 12 years ago. Marjorie studied oil painting under Lela Harty and has taken workshops with Kim English, George Strickland, John Asaro, Jove Wang, Carolyn Anderson, John Budicin, Ray Roberts, Mark Daily and Ned Mueller.

Marjorie lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Maya.

Museum Exhibitions:

Art of the Park, 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park, 2015, Marsten House Museum, San Diego, CA
Gold Medal Exhibition, 2015, California Art Club, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Maritime Impressions, 2014-2015, PAPASAN, The Maritime Museum of San Diego, CA
Landscapes of the West, 2013-2104, California Art Club, Olaf Weighorst Museum, El Cajon, CA
Spring Show, 2013, Olaf Weighorst Museum, El Cajon, CA
Gold Medal Exhibition, 2012, California Art Club, Gene Autrey Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Gems from the Central Coast, 2012, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
Gold Coast Exhibition, 2011, California Art Club, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Gold Medal Exhibition, 2010, California Art Club, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Artists Guild Fine Art Show, 2007, San Diego Museum of Fine Art, San Diego , CA
Maritime Show, 2007, S.D. Artists Guild, The Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Portrait of the Big Bay, 2002, The Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Participated in:

Various Exhibitions, CAC Old Mill Gallery, Pasadena, CA
San Diego Landscapes, La Jolla Art Association, La Jolla, CA (Award winner 2013)
Plein Air, L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA
Saving Paradise, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Members Exhibition, Allied Artists Association of San Diego (award winner 2008)
Western Regional Show, Oil Painters of America, Jackson Hole, WY
CAC Artists Celebrate the Ring Cycle, Los Angeles, CA
CAC Legacy and Landscapes, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas
Various group exhibitions, San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA (Award winner, 2008)
Paris to Panajachel, Market Street Gallery, San Diego, CA
An American Artist in France, Café des Amis, Mirabel, France
One Artist Show: Paintings of Italy & France, Palumbo Family Wineries, Temecula, CA
San Diego Portrait Society Annual Shows, San Diego, CA (Award winner 2007/2003)
Member Show, North County Fine Arts Poway, CA (2002 award winner)
Viewpoints, Cincinnati Art Club Cincinnati, OH (Award winner 2002/2003/2006)
3 Artists Show, Members Shows, La Jolla Art Association, La Jolla, CA (Award winner 2001)
Juried Exhibitions and C-Note Shows, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
New Artists Show, Merrill-Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO

Art Auctions include:
Making Memories, San Diego Alzheimer’s Association, San Diego, CA
La Jolla Art Association Fundraiser Auction, La Jolla, CA
Cygnet Theatre Gala, San Diego, CA; EOD Undefeated Auction, San Diego, CA
Jazz Art Benefit, San Diego, CA; Fundraiser, AIGA Link, San Diego, CA
Art of the Heart, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, San Diego, CA

Plein Air Events:

Borrego Plein Air Invitational, Borrego Springs, CA (Award Winner in 2010; 2012)
San Clemente Plein Air, San Clemente, CA (Award Winner in 2010)
Art in the Pines, Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA (Award Winner in 2010 / 2011)
Carmel Plein Air Competition, Carmel, CA
Celebrate the Craft Plein Air Invitational, San Diego, CA
Telluride Invitational Plein Air, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO
CAC/SDAI North Park Plein Air, San Diego (Award Winner 2009 / 2010)
CAC Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air Competition, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Charitable Arts Plein Air Invitational, Tucson, AZ
Faites de la Peinture, Paris, France
Portrait of the Big Bay: A Plein Air Painting Festival, San Diego, CA
Maurice Braun Memorial Plein Air Painting Festival, San Diego, CA

Paintings held in private art collections in: USA, Mexico, Canada, France, Spain, Germany,
Italy, Ireland, and Japan.
Work held in public art collection: City of San Diego, CA: Mayor’s Office, Central Library.

Bibliography:
Jarmusch, Ann: “Plein Air Painting”, North Park News, October 2009, p 1-2
“Performing Arts”, Southwest Art Magazine, November 2004, p 137
“Fusion at its Best: Art and Music”, May 2000, San Diego Decor and Style

Professional Affiliations:
Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators
California Art Club/Artist Member/Chairperson of San Diego Chapter
Oil Painters of America
PAPASAN/LPAPA Associate Member
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
San Diego Portrait Society
Allied Artists of San Diego
San Diego Art Institute