I paint with bold colors, the colors of my soul.
I'm Mary. An award winning artist and dreamer who paints contemporary abstract expressionist works. A child of the 70's - now my sixth decade and "Gigi" to four amazing grandchildren. I'm a lover of COLOR as you will see in my work. I was in my mid 50's before I first picked up a paint brush (not including paint by numbers kits as a child).
Collecting Native American art is a passion of mine. My home looks like it could be a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, a place very dear to my heart and the inspiration for my art. We've traveled there many times and I'm always trying to find my way back.
I paint what inspires me, makes me smile and brings me joy. My paintings are an exploration of colors, textures and tools. I allow the images to unfold and evolve as I paint.
I live in sunny Tampa, FL with my high school sweetheart and hubby of 39 years and six lovable rescue cats. I prefer the term "cat whisperer" over crazy cat lady. I’m a lifelong chocoholic who is hopelessly addicted to turquoise. Please join me on my journey to paint the colors of my soul.
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And, please reach out to me if I can help answer any questions on my work.
WTSP Studio 10 Live segment / aired 8/2/16
I strive to create paintings that speak of the simple beauty existing in everyday life. My abstract art reflects the colors and emotions of the high desert of New Mexico. I find magic in its mountains and skies painted with highly saturated hues. This sacred place calls to my soul and opens a space for my art to be a true reflection of my free spirit and enthusiasm for life.
Incorporating layer upon layer of paint by hand and knife provides many opportunities for experimenting with color and composition. Abstraction gives me permission to wonder.
PAVA - Professional Association of Acrylic Painters
ISAP - International Society of Acrylic Painters
TRA - Tampa Regional Artists
WADA - Warehouse Arts District Association
PAVA - Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU) 2017
My education includes a course of independent study, classroom instruction, online classes, and taking workshops from respected artists.