Mary Vernon, ‘Chamberlain at Marfa’, 2013, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

“In the world of still life and landscape, conceptual events meet one another – the structural meets the narrative, the small stands in the space of the very large, and color has a chance to navigate these meetings, changing everything. All my paintings show this shifting world.” - Mary Vernon, 2014

Mary Vernon serves as Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University. She teaches painting and drawing, and SMU’s noted color theory course. She was born in southern New Mexico, educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Mary Vernon has shown her work in France, Hungary, and Kazakhstan, as well as nationally.

Signature: signed "Mary Vernon / Chamberlain / at Marfa / 2013" at lower center