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.

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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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Spring in Santa Fe, NM

Spring in Santa Fe, NM

I made it back to Santa Fe friends. I’ve been here just a month now, and will be here through July. I’ve been painting my heart out, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It’s been a wonderful time, even though some days the weather has not cooperated. We’ve had beautiful warm, sunny days followed by some cold, windy days with snow flurries. I’ll take them all as long as I can see the beautiful mountains when I stroll down Canyon Road.

I brought my oil paints along for this trip. I learned last year that acrylics just dry too fast for the kind of painting I like to do. And, I’m finding that I love the feel and texture of oil and having fun experimenting with them and pushing my limits every day.

I’m working on 12 x 12 size paintings on cradled birch panels using oil and cold wax. This technique comes in handy when I’m back in Florida as it helps the oil paintings dry faster. Here are some of the paintings I’ve completed.

For more information on any of these paintings, simply click the button below.

I’ve also been working on a series of mini oil paintings. They’re 6 x 6 inches on archival gessobord. I’m really happy with the way they turning out, and can’t wait for them to dry so I can have them framed. I’ll let you know when they’re available in my shop. I’ve got some tweaking left on a couple, so I’ll share photos in my next post.

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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Highlands Museum of the Arts Hosts Mary Mirabal

Highlands Museum of the Arts Hosts Mary Mirabal

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I am so excited to share my solo exhibit at the Highlands Museum of the Arts in beautiful, downtown Sebring, Florida. There are 41 pieces of art displayed in the museum’s three galleries. The opening reception on February 8 was amazing and you still have a chance to view the exhibit through March 28.

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If your travel plans will take you through Central Florida, please consider stopping by to visit the museum.

Highlands MoTA is located at the Allen C. Altvater Cultural Center, 351 West Center Ave., in Sebring, and is operated by the Highlands Art League.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. as well as the third Saturday of each month, 10 am to 2 pm.

New Artwork Available

I’m so excited to announce new artwork available in my online gallery. And, I’m especially excited as these new artworks are created with a new medium for me - oil paint and cold wax. I am just in love with this process and the results they produce.

If you’d like more information on either painting, simply click on the images below.

Transitions, oil/wax paste on panel

Transitions, oil/wax paste on panel

Morning Glow, oil/cold wax on panel

Morning Glow, oil/cold wax on panel

Are you on Instagram? You can follow me there and stay up to date with my new work, events and more. Just click my Instagram link below.

https://www.instagram.com/mbmirabal/

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