Artist at Progress Park Sunday

PARAMOUNT - Accomplished watercolor and sketch artist Ernie Marjoram will provide a free painting demonstration Sunday at 2 p.m. at Progress Park.The event is part of a regular meeting between Downey Art League and the Traditional Artist's Guild of Paramount. Marjoram was born in 1954 in Rochester, N.Y. An early interest in perspective drawing led to a degree in architecture, which included a year of study in Florence, Italy. Inspired by Italy's rich cultural history, Marjoram returned to Los Angeles and practiced architecture for 15 years. During this time he traveled extensively to study the architecture of Europe, Japan and Egypt. In 1995, he began designing and sketching sets for TV, film and themed environments for entertainment industry clients, including Walt Disney Imagineering. Marjoram began exhibiting his own personal art in 2003 and has participated in several group exhibits since. He held his first solo exhibit and followed it with a second one-man exhibit at the Ebell Club of Los Angeles in 2007. Marjoram teaches design and perspective sketching to production designers at the American Film Institute. Progress Park is located at 15530 Downey Ave., in Paramount. ********** Published: January 23, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 40