About the Artist.

Marjorie combines her passion for creating art, and love of travel, with her curiosity about different cultures. That is why you may find her riding camels in the Sahara Desert, painting in fields of lavender and sunflowers in the South of France, or teaching art at a foster home in Mexico.

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, and spent the early years of her career as a graphic designer/illustrator, until she began to pursue her career as a Fine Artist 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 two dogs.

Participated in these Museum Exhibitions:

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

A partial list of Gallery Exhibitions:

A Journey Along the California Coast, Old Mill Gallery, San Marino, CA
Traversing the Globe, Old Mill Gallery, San Marino, CA
San Diego Landscapes, La Jolla Art Association, La Jolla, CA (Award winner 2013)
Saving Paradise, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Members Exhibition, Allied Artists Association of San Diego (award winner 2008)
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, Jackson Hole, WY
Evening in Paris, Gallery on Glassell, Orange, CA
CAC Artists Celebrate the Ring Cycle, Los Angeles, CA
CAC Legacy and Landscapes, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
Gold Medal Show, California Art Club, Pasadena Museum of CA Art, Pasadena, CA
Paintings of the Arroyo Seco, CAC Old Mill Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas
San Diego Hospice, Various group exhibitions, 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, Recent Paintings of Italy & France, Palumbo Family Wineries, Temecula, CA
Passport to Color, Spring Salon, Gallery on Glassell, Old Towne Orange, 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 National Show, 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
3 California Winners Show, Small Images Show, Robson Gallery, San Diego, CA
New Artists Show, Merrill-Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO

Plein Air Invitationals and Competitions:

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, S.J. 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

Current Gallery Representation:

Cosmopolitan Fine Art, La Jolla, CA
Carriage House, Marsten House Museum, San Diego, CA

Past Gallery Representation:

2011 to 2015: Evalyn Dunn Gallery, Westfield, NJ
2012 to 2014: Slusser Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 to 2013: Gallery on Glassell, Orange, CA
2002 to 2013: Palumbo Family Winery, Temecula, CA
2007 to 2011: Taylor Studio, San Diego, CA
2007 to 2012: Charles Hecht Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2000 to 2011: Villas & Verandas, San Juan Capistrano, CA
2003 to 2012: Simply Italian, San Diego, CA
2004 to 2005: Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001 to 2006: The Long Gallery, Scottsdale
2000 to 2002: Robson Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 to 2002: Jan Galleria, La Jolla, CA

Graphic Design and Illustration

As a Graphic Artist, I created work for a variety of clients in the fields of advertising, marketing, and publishing. I have designed ads, book covers, social media campaigns, annual reports, greeting cards, postcards, evites, packaging, direct mail campaigns, and a variety of promotional materials. I created product illustrations, backgrounds for computer games, and illustrated books.

A partial list of clients includes:

Painting with a Twist; Vida Joven de Mexico; Robson Gallery; John Asaro Art; Saddleback Publishing; Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich; Golden Door Spa; MGM/United Family Entertainment; Adventure 16; Compton’s New Media; Academic Press Book Marketing; Software Sorcery; Dubbs, Tsao Advertising; Kaneen Public Relations; AZ Mail Order; Filene’s Basement; Marshalls; Medi Mart, Stuart’s Dept. Stores

Educational Children’s Book Illustration

Series of Young Adult Readers
(illustrated with charcoal, pencil)

Les Miserables, Dormac Press
The Scarlett Letter, Dormac Press
Moby Dick, Dormac Press
Great Expectations, Dormac Press

Educational Children’s Books
(illustrated with Adobe Illustrator)

I Know an Old Lady, Josten’s Learning Corporation
El Gallito Quiquiriquí, Josten’s Learning Corporation
Working Together to Help Children Grow, Josten’s Learning Corporation


Series of Children’s Books
(illustrated with watercolor)

Diana Made Dinner, Dominie Press
What Fell Out? Dominie Press
I Love Music, Dominie Press