French artist to make American debut at Carmel Valley gallery

By Kristina Houck

Randy Gray, general manager of Art & Framing by Munro Gallery, with paintings by French artist Céline Chourlet. Photo/Kristina Houck

Artist Céline Chourlet has exhibited her work around the world — even at the U.S. Embassy in Paris — but never in the U.S.

The French artist will finally make her American debut at a Dec. 18 showing at Art & Framing by Munro Gallery in Carmel Valley.

“We’ve got some nice, beautiful, original art from local artists, and now we’ve invited an artist from France to show her work,” said General Manager Randy Gray.

Gray learned about the artist when one of his clients had a Chourlet piece framed.

Greg and Marsha Mooradian discovered Chourlet’s work during a Paris vacation 12 years ago. Since then, they have collected 18 of her paintings. They have also become close friends with Chourlet. In fact, her 18-year-old daughter stayed with the Carmel Valley couple for a week in the summer.

“I love the colors and vibrancy of her art,” said Marsha Mooradian, a retired art teacher.

“She has evolved over the years that we’ve known her into quite a successful artist. It’s been fun to follow an artist and see their development.”

Because Gray has also become a fan of her work, Mooradian encouraged her friend to showcase her paintings at the local shop, which specializes in custom framing.

Paintings by artist Céline Chourlet. Photo/Kristina Houck

Mooradian has been a customer of Munro Gallery since Maggie Munro founded the business nearly a decade ago. Dr. Christy Jackson, a neurologist at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Gray’s fiancée, purchased the business in March.

“It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to see a European artist here,” Mooradian said. “It’s good to be international and understand where other people are in this world.

“I love her art, but I love even more the relationship that has come from collecting her art.”

Munro Gallery invites the public to view nearly a dozen of Chourlet’s paintings on Dec. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Munro Gallery, located at 4653 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 309 A. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“Come and view some fine art in the little art gallery here in the Torrey Hills Plaza,” Gray said. “We’re the little art gallery that could.”

For more information about Art & Framing by Munro Gallery, call 858-259-2787 or visit www.munrogallery.com

For more information about Chourlet and her gallery in Cannes, visit www.chourlet.com and www.galerie-neel-chourlet.com

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