Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

Mary Mirabal Art features the abstract artwork of Tampa, FL based award winning artist, Mary Mirabal.

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine. Oil and wax on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Walking on Sunshine. Oil and wax on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Walking on Sunshine is perhaps my most popular painting this year. It was inspired by a bouquet of sunflowers purchased at Trader Joe’s in Santa Fe, NM. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, and bring me so much joy. They are happy flowers, just begging for you to smile back at them. I’d purchased my weekly bunch to brighten up my rental casita; and when they were down to one last stem, I decided to paint something to capture the feeling of joy they’d brought me.

Sunflowers make up the genus Helianthus which contains almost 70 different species. The meaning of sunflower is rooted in it’s genus Helianthus- helios meaning sun and anthos meaning flower.

The original painting now resides in Portland, OR. You too can enjoy some sunshine in your home with canvas and print reproductions available through my Fine Art America shop. Simply click the link below for more info. Order the size that fits your home decor needs. And, you can have your print custom framed at the same time.

Canvas reproduction through Fine Art America

Canvas reproduction through Fine Art America

And, if you love “Walking on Sunshine” as a painting, you might enjoy knowing it is available in home decor as well. From throw pillows to coffee mugs and more. Just click the image below to see how you can add a touch of sunshine to your home. 🌞🌞

Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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Abstracted Landscapes

Abstracted Landscapes

I returned home from Santa Fe, NM two weeks ago and I’m still getting adjusted to Florida’s heat and humidity. I hadn’t realized how much it would affect me being gone three months. But, I’m all unpacked and got my studio back in order so I’ll be ready to start new paintings next week.

Purple Sky. oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Purple Sky. oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

I truly enjoyed getting to paint in Santa Fe, and one of the things that jumped out to me as I was unpacking my work was how many abstracted landscapes I painted this visit. It was obvious the landscape and terrain played a major role in forming my art. Everyday on my walks I could see mountains and blue skies. Then, when I traveled outside town on day trips other aspects of the countryside left lasting impressions on me.

I hope you will seeing these paintings and some of the places that inspired the art. All paintings are available on my website. If you see one that interests you, simply click the image for more information. And, as always, complimentary US shipping is included. And, don’t forget I offer convenient payment plans if you’d like to set one up.

One of the first paintings was “Walking on Sunshine”, inspired by a bunch of beautiful sunflowers i picked up at the local Trader Joe’s grocery store. Sunflowers are such happy flowers for me, and a staple growing wild throughout Santa Fe.

Walking on Sunshine, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Walking on Sunshine, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Sunflowers in Santa Fe. They were really coming into season as I was returning home.

Sunflowers along Canyon Road

Sunflowers along Canyon Road

And of course, the sunsets in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas are just breathtaking. To witness these magical sky paintings is a blessing.

Distant Dreams, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Distant Dreams, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

The photo below was shot from the back seat of a car as I was traveling back to town from a day in funky little town of Madrid. Not bad from a moving car.

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I’ve got some mini oil paintings that haven’t been added to my website. I need to get them photographed. They are wonderful little gems, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned for those to be available soon.

What an amazing visit it was this summer. My historic, adobe casita off Canyon Road awaits for my return next year. I’m hoping to make another short weekend visit this Fall to see the leaves change.

Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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The Inspiration For My Artwork

The Inspiration For My Artwork

Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

I find it difficult most times to write about my paintings, and prefer to share images of the places and things that inspire my work. So in this post I will share some of photos my husband and I have taken while I’m here in New Mexico. Hopefully, this will give you a better perspective of how this place touches my soul.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

We walked to the center of the bridge which is 650 above the Rio Grande River and looked down at the river snaking through the gorge cut through the middle of the surrounding mesa. My hubby took this photo, and it inspired the painting below, titled Earth and Sky.

Earth and Sky, oil on gessoboard, 6 x 6 inches

Earth and Sky, oil on gessoboard, 6 x 6 inches

This next photo was taken behind the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM. This land is part of the Taos Pueblo reservation. Sage bushes and wild flowers can be found growing everywhere. You can’t see the wild flowers here, as they’re hidden by all the bushes. In the background the spectacular Taos Mountains.

Photo credit: Bea Jurgensen

Photo credit: Bea Jurgensen

The memories of this day trip and this photo inspired the creation of Meadow Wild Flowers below. This painting was created with oil paints and cold wax.

Meadow Wild Flowers, 12 x 12 inches, oil and cold wax

Meadow Wild Flowers, 12 x 12 inches, oil and cold wax

I’ve enjoyed painting during my stay in Santa Fe. I’ll be coming home in a few weeks, but the memories will surely live on in my paintings. I invite you to visit my website gallery as I’ve added new artwork you may not have seen.

I am so pleased to announce I have a new gallery in Santa Fe representing my art. Hat Ranch Gallery is located on the historic Turquoise Trail in Santa Fe. A fine art gallery with fine views!

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Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com