Her Story


Marcelle has exhibited globally and her artwork can be found in numerous collections including the Malt Beach Art Center in Tampere, Finland; the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC; the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY; the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Department in Los Angeles, CA; and numerous private collections. She taught at the University of Maryland, Western Carolina University, Columbus College, Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Gibbes Museum School in Charleston, SC, and Baltimore School of the Arts in MD.

A visual artist for over 40 years, Marcelle has resided in locales across the United States, many of these settings and cultures influence her works. She is an advocate of the arts and has launched formal Arts Councils at the county levels to promote working artists and secure artists-in-residence at public schools. As a recipient of an artist-in-residence grant funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, she has pioneered artist-in-residences at a women and children's homeless shelter. Marcelle has worked as an arts educator at universities, colleges and non-profit organizations. Among the arts organizations she has led is the National Association of Women Artists where she served as President, Vice President, and a Governing Board member. Through 2014, she was active in the Women’s Caucus for Art particularly with the DC and Philadelphia chapters. She has shown her pieces regularly in New York City and Philadelphia and with the Tri-State Artists Equity.

Today, Marcelle resides in Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC where she continues to create her pieces. When she is not in her home studio painting  working on commissioned pieces,  you can often you can find her painting to live music in musical jam sessions.