About

I am a new artist, self-taught and only recently re-discovered a joy for painting.  My interest in art was peaked when I took classes in high school and seriously considered carving out a career in art.  Unsure of whether to go ahead, I ended up taking that famous “other fork” in the road and headed toward a corporate career.  Years later I re-discovered painting and as they say, never looked back.

In 2011 I tried oil pastels (OPs) and was immediately sold on this medium.  Except for underpaintings, my pieces are exclusively painted with oil pastels.  I enjoy the challenge of layering paint to expose rich color and values, and moving and manipulating OPs around the painting surface – it’s all very fascinating to me.

Landscapes and seascapes fill my portfolio; I’m interested with capturing conditions created by light and shadow.  I only have to look out my window, nature provides me with an endless show of spectacular scenery; I’m never at a loss for what to paint.

A special thank you to my friends in the art communities, your examples and guidance has helped me develop immeasurably as an artist.

Professional Associations:

  • Professional Artist status, member of the Oil Pastel Society
  •  Member of Trinity Arts Guild
  • Member of Wetcanvas, Guide for the Oil Pastels Forum
  • Member of Paint My Photo (PMP)

128 Responses to About

  1. Angie Mc says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to connect :)

  2. Alf Sukatmo says:

    Hi, Mary!
    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Check the details here, http://alfsukatmo.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/

    • Mary says:

      Hi Alf, to be nominated is a true compliment and I can’t thank you enough. I’m sorry but I don’t accept awards any longer, but the gesture is both recognized and appreciated more than you know. You have a beautiful site, really enjoying your posts!

  3. Patti Hall says:

    Thanks for stopping by my place and for sharing your artist journey!

  4. Jill's Scene says:

    Hello Mary, I found my way here from time thief’s onecoolsite! I enjoyed your guest post and had to check out your art work. It’s beautiful.

  5. Mary, thank you for the follow! Most appreciated! Am really glad The English Professor at Large reblogged your piece so I could find you !

  6. bigbird34 says:

    Thanks for the like! Your art is amazing. My favorites are the seascapes.

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