Bon voyage by Marion Perlet

By Janell Meador

“Marion Perlet stood for truth and honesty. She had friends in every walk of life,” says Susan Sargent, owner of The Gallery. “Her talent gleamed with passion.” In February, a retrospective of Perlet’s work opens at The Gallery and continues through April. The work on display, created throughout her career, will be ever-changing throughout the exhibit to feature different paintings. Organized thematically, the collection reflects Perlet’s periods of creativity inspired by her travels and her life’s passions. Universal themes that speak to us all informed Perlet’s work: love, loss, faith, introspection, desire, adventure and mythology all represented.

“Bon Voyage”
A Marion Perlet Retrospective
February—April, 2014
The Gallery
Aldama 3, San Miguel de Allende


Marion Perlet cared passionately that her legacy would provide for those she loved most, animals and people of all ages here in her adopted home, San Miguel de Allende. She created a trust designating three organizations as the beneficiaries of her life’s work: Amigos de Animales, whose mission is to curb overpopulation and help eliminate the fear, pain, suffering and misery of homeless animals; Patronato Pro Ninos, whose mission is to provide medical and dental care to the children of San Miguel who could not otherwise afford it; and ALMA, which helps the elderly with love, shelter, food and a better quality of life. The Marion Perlet Trust will continue to fund these organizations for years to come from Perlet’s investment portfolio and the sale of her art.

“Bon Voyage: A Marion Perlet Retrospective” opened February 1, and continues through April 30. The Gallery, Aldama 3, invites you to visit and experience the imaginative life of Marion Perlet through her powerful, evocative paintings. Private showings of the entire collection are also available by appointment. Contact George von Drashek at 415-124-0234 or at


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