Author Marques Vickers re-established his northern California art and creative operations following a five-year residence in southern France between 2005-2009. His figurative painting and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986 (MarquesV.com).
Born in 1957, Vickers grew up in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Executive Director of the Burbank, California Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He later served as Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood, California between 1984-86.
Following a brief residence in Dijon, France, he founded Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His operations included sports apparel exporting, fine wine brokering and travel and tour operations until 2005 and his move to southern France. In 2005, he authored Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online through Allworth Press of New York.
Returning from his French residence, he began the Marquis Gallery (ArtsInAmerica.com) focused on reselling rare books, collectibles, fine art and wine through online marketplace stores and barter exchanges. The Marquis Gallery publishes eBooks under the website InsiderBooks.com and sold through numerous online bookseller outlets.
He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline, both residing in France.
Where to find Marques Vickers online
San Antonio Riverwalk: The Photography of Marques Vickers
“San Antonio Riverwalk” is a collection of over 45 photographs taken by artist Marques Vickers showcasing the gorgeous concurrence of waterways intermingled within an urban center. The Riverwalk, also known as Paseo de Rio is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of the downtown district lined by bars, shops and restaurants.
Springtime in New England
“Springtime in New England” is a collection of over 70 photographs taken by artist Marques Vickers showcasing the complex natural topography, architecture and historical heritage of the New England region of the United States. Photographed principally in southern Maine and northern Massachusetts, the images isolate the beauty that is symbolic with the region.
Nature As Art: One
The “Nature As Art” series of photo editions is artist Marques Vickers collection of landscape and natural topography images. The photo selection represents the purist and profoundest poses of natural art compiled from over three decades of international travel.
The 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake
“The 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake” is a pictorial electonic book edition photographed by Northern California artist Marques Vickers of the August 24, 2014 magnitude 6.0 quake and consequential destruction. Vickers 80+ images capture the stark damage from numerous perspectives of downtown Napa, Vallejo and the Victorian officer mansions based at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard near the epicenter.
Flamenco Jondo: The Figurative Paintings of Marques Vickers
”Flamenco Jondo” is a fifteen-year synthesis of figurative action paintings by Northern California artist Marques Vickers. Fifty paintings paired with his short story “Beauty Strolls the Ramblas of Figueras” comprise this stunning edition of visual passion and transitional dance movements.Marques Vickers’ works have been exhibited internationally.
Muse One: Pantera Linda
”Muse One: Pantera Linda” is a photographic selection of fifty images celebrating beauty as a primal inspirational source. Muse One is the premier edition in the series released by photographer Marques Vickers.
Fish Head Beach: The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen
“Fish Head Beach: The Silent and Senseless Murders of Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen” is a photo edition showcasing the Sonoma County beach and infamous 2004 crime site. Marques Vickers 95+ photographs capture the picturesque ocean and isolated shoreline that captivated the young midwestern couple prior to their execution during the late evening of August 14, 2004.
The Lafayette White Cross Memorial
“The Lafayette White Cross Memorial” is a pictorial edition of Northern California’s most striking and poignant monument established for soldiers who have died in the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. Established in November 2006 as a protest against American involvement in Iraq, the Memorial has become an important symbol of remembrance with over 4000 rustic white crosses implanted on a hillside.
The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online
“The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online” is a concise reference book for artists and resellers to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This advanced edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and important promotional outlets. Over 370 useful reference websites on every element of art marketing, design, sales and promotion.
Unicorns and Dark Chocolate: Eros, Aphrodesia and Existence
The poetry of Northern California artist Marques Vickers explores the inspirations behind eros, aphrodesia and existence in his 300+ poem compilation recorded over thirty-five years. Art is romance, romance is art. His transparency of thought becomes his instrument for transfiguration. His language remains as concise and distinct as his tinted palette.
Making Auctions Pay: Buying and Reselling For Profit From Regional Auction Houses
“Making Auctions Pay” is the first easy-to-follow guidebook for successfully buying, consigning and reselling valuables through regional auction houses. The straightforward language cuts through the traditional misconceptions surrounding auctions and simplifies the process of buying with the purpose of reselling for profit. An excellent and innovative primary and secondary source of income.
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