Marie Renfro
   606 Keith Drive
   Allen, TX 75002



This will be Marie’s last year on the tour so if you haven’t seen her studio please come! She will have her older work on sale so come and pick up a bargain! A former teacher at Collin College, she taught painting and design. She was also a founding member of Gallery VIII in Plano and is still an on-line member of that group of artists.

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 an idea or subject. An intuitive approach to painting helps her find compositions and subjects she might otherwise never consider.

She has painted for 40 years and through the years has tried many new surfaces and ideas. Mixing collage with paint is the favorite mode of her current work. Marie’s work is based on strong color, texture, and design. She begins a painting with wet paper and lets the paint and the reaction of the water give her stimulus for beginning the composition and design. It is very exciting to see a painting start to emerge under her skillful hands.

Marie has retired from teaching for 8 years at Collin County Community College in Plano TX, where she taught Watercolor and Mixed Media. Through the years she also taught Painting and Design.

Marie and 7 other women artists founded and ran Gallery VIII in West Plano for 21 years and they closed the Gallery in June of 2003.

She has shown her work across the state having had a one-woman show in the Laredo Arts Center in Laredo, Texas. She was also included in an Alumni Show at Texas Woman’s University in 2003, as well as a one- woman show in the 1550 Gallery in Kerrville, Texas in January of 2003.


She is currently represented by Last Art Gallery, 105 W. Louisiana, McKinney, Texas 75069.