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​​​Marie Delvechio Van Arsdale was born in New Orleans,

Louisiana where, for as long as she can remember, she always

enjoyed the arts. Her first formal education in painting and

drawing began at the Newcomb Art School of Tulane University.

She then spent two years in Germany before finally settling down

in Texas.

Marie resumed her creative education at Brookhaven Community

College where she studied painting with Bill Komodore and

discovered a great interest in photography with David Newman.

She received the Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in the Visual Arts

in 1989 and in 2000 was honored with the Moss/Chumley North

Texas Artist Award. In order to continue her education she

attended the University of North Texas in Denton and received a

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

​The Concept of creating through photography and then using

paint or mixed media techniques to establish a more viable art

form allows Marie to respond and create according to her

personal feelings. Her hand-painted photographs are often large

and re-examine such issues as photographic size and natural

color. She is now capturing and interpreting many of her

photographs digitally. “Everything seems so solidly traditional…

Like real life, where reality lets off and alteration begins is difficult

to discern.”JR Compton Dallas Art Review

Marie’s work has been shown in a number of galleries and

museums, and has won awards in numerous National Juried

competitions throughout Texas, the South, New York and




Media: Photography

Marie Van Arsdale

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