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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Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!!

Spring has finally appeared on the calendar, just not necessarily in your neck of the woods friends. Here in sunny Florida we’re enjoying a beautiful start to the season and art shows and exhibits are in full swing. My show at the Highlands Museum of the Arts in Sebring, FL is winding down to a close on March 29. I don’t have another show planned till November this year which leaves lots of time to create new work.

I’ve been painting away on smaller works the past couple months using an oil and cold wax method and really loving the results. These paintings are created by applying many layers oil paint mixed with a cold wax medium (made with bees wax) and then removing some of the layers to reveal the underlying paint layers. It’s kind of like excavating a painting to find its history.

Here are just a few of the new paintings created with this method.

There is a certain luminosity with the oil paints that I don’t find with acrylics. Acrylics are still my go to for painting, but it’s great to have a second set of tools in my tool box.

If you’d like more information on these paintings, or any of my others, I invite you to visit my website. And, don’t forget I offer complimentary US shipping and convenient payment plans can be set up anytime. I love to make it easy for my art to find their forever homes.

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

Mary Mirabal



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are excited about the possibilities that 2019 offers. I have hit the ground running and wanted to share just a few things that are coming up this year. My first solo exhibit of 2019 will open on February 8, 2019 at the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) in lovely Sebring, Florida. If you’re going to be in the area through the end of March, please stop by MoTA to see my work.

Mary Mirabal MoTA exhibit

Just a few things that are in the works already:

  1. I’ve applied for an artist grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County for professional development. Wish me luck!

  2. I’ve secured my first solo exhibit at TECO Public Art Gallery for November-December 2019.

  3. Booked my casita in Santa Fe, NM to spend three months painting this summer.

  4. Continuing my search for additional gallery representation.

I wish you a year of health, joy, and beauty through your enjoyment of the arts that you've invited into your world. 2018 was a year of growth with the addition of exciting exhibitions, and you - my collectors and art supporters who make all of this possible.

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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Doors and Windows

Doors and Windows

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.
— Mignon McLaughlin

I usually end my posts with a quote, but it seemed fitting to begin this one with this quote by Mignon McLaughlin. During my art retreat in Santa Fe this summer I created a few paintings that ended up starting a new series for me -- Door and Windows. The blue of the sky and cloud formations in New Mexico continue to mesmerize me. Even more so when I spent time outdoors painting.

Georgia O'Keeffe, 'In the Patio, 1948'

Georgia O'Keeffe, 'In the Patio, 1948'

Inspired by works by Georgia O'Keeffe, who also had a fascination for doors; this new series flowed so effortlessly as if it was a story that had to be told. How often have you wondered what is behind a particular door or window? When I paint, it's with an abstracted view of what I see in life. Perhaps the door or window is just a glimpse of what my mind sees. I'll leave the final interpretation up to you. 

Here are my latest paintings in the Windows and Doors series started in Santa Fe. I hope you will enjoy them. 

New Beginnings, 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas 

New Beginnings, 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas 

Soul Searching, 14 x 14 inches, acrylic on canvas

Soul Searching, 14 x 14 inches, acrylic on canvas

Two Worlds, 24 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas

Two Worlds, 24 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas

Portal, 24 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas

Portal, 24 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas

This has been a very exciting series and a new direction for me to paint; and, I look forward to adding more windows and doors in the future. I'd love to know what you think of them. Just drop me a line or two in the comments.

I'll be showing these new paintings at my solo show next month at the Rialto Theatre in Tampa, FL. If you're local, I invite you to put September 28 on your calendar for the opening reception. The show runs September to October 28.

Thank you so much for being fans, patrons and collectors of my art. Your support means the world to me.

Blessings from your artist, Mary

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Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com