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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I Left My Heart in Santa Fe

I Left My Heart In Santa Fe

It happens just about every year in June or July. The hubby and I pack up our bags and head to Santa Fe, aka my "happy place". This year was probably the most special of the dozens and dozens of trips we've taken over the past 20+ years. We were able to stay for two weeks in a quaint, charming adobe casita off Canyon Road, the perfect place to stay in town. You can start gallery hopping as soon as you walk out your door.

Our home away from home

Our home away from home

Of course we did the usual things one does while on vacation, we visited almost every art gallery, museum and boutique we could squeeze into a day. We ate, and ate and ate some some. Took a wonderful night sky tour outside of town which was simply amazing and awe inspiring. Visited Georgia O'Keeffe country and - of course - her museum. I even had a private one day painting workshop with award winning artist, and author Nancy Reyner. I can't wait to try out my new paint flinging skills!!

And, of course beautiful flowers everywhere you looked. I'm particularly drawn to old fashioned hollyhocks and they grow like weeds in Santa Fe. They even inspired a painting done on an earlier visit, Hollyhocks and Blue Sky.  

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Hollyhocks and Blue Sky, acrylic on canvas

Hollyhocks and Blue Sky, acrylic on canvas

Hollyhocks and Blue Sky is a 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (unframed). Just send me a message if you are interested as it is not listed on my website. 

Below is the first painting inspired from this summer's trip. Titled Celestial Choir no. 1. I was so moved by our night sky tour that this painting was born. I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm just in the finishing stages of a companion piece to go along with this one. Simply click on the image below for more information.

Celestial Choir no. 1, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (framed)

Celestial Choir no. 1, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (framed)

Thank you all for being part of my journey. Your support means the world to me and for those who are collectors of my art, you also have a peace of my soul. I do paint the colors of my soul. I invite you to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. And, please do visit my website if you haven't stopped by in a while. 

 

Have a relaxed and fun summer my friends. Let's talk again soon.  Your artist friend, Mary

 

How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
— Eagles, Hotel California

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Daisies on Parade no 1

Daisies on Parade no 1

March is almost over and today is the first day of Spring. Either 2017 is really in a hurry to be over or it's just me. I've been so busy these first three months of the year and I just want to share a little of what is going on in my life.  

After starting the year out with a solo show at the historic Rialto Theatre in January I've been painting non-stop preparing for my next show in April at Red Door Gallery no. 5 in Tampa.  I'm so lucky to be sharing this show with my good friend and artist, Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr. The show's title is Color Chemistry and it couldn't be a more perfect fit for us. If you're in town I invite you out to see us on Friday, April 7.  Please visit my Facebook page for more details.   

If you are not a regular on Facebook you may be missing out on some of my new artwork. I apologize that it's been a while since my last blog. I'll share a few of the new pieces with you. 

Small Blessings no. 2, 10" x 10" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Small Blessings no. 2, 10" x 10" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Desert Varnish, 20" x 24" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Desert Varnish, 20" x 24" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Peaceful Journey, 20" x 20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Peaceful Journey, 20" x 20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Oh, and did I mention I accept commissions? I'm currently starting work on two commission pieces and can't wait to see my collectors reactions when I present them with their finished pieces.

If you're on Instagram I invite you to follow me at mbmirabal.  I share daily and  love interacting with my followers.  

 

Well, I should get back to work my friends.  Thanks for visiting with me and please feel free to leave comments. I love reading them and always respond. Have a wonderful Spring and please feel free to share my site with your art loving friends. 

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.
— Sitting Bull

Blessings my friends, your artist Mary

Celebrating Southwest Style

August is winding down and the festivities from Indian Market in Santa Fe have ended.  I thought this might be a wonderful time to share some of my Southwest inspired art with you.  If you've been following my website and blog, you know how much I love Santa Fe.  Many of my art pieces were inspired by the numerous trips to the area over the years.  

Canyon's Chorus, 12" x 9" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Canyon's Chorus, 12" x 9" acrylic on wrapped canvas

"Canyon's Chorus" was inspired by our 2014 trip to Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico area.  I'm always taken back by the beauty of the canyons, especially in and around Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe made her homes.  

Santa Fe Adobe, 12" x 12" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Santa Fe Adobe, 12" x 12" acrylic on wrapped canvas

The architecture in Santa Fe is simple, natural and romantic, unlike any other place I've visited. We stayed in a small, adobe styled "casita" during our visit.  Our one bedroom casita was perfection down to it's wood burning fireplace.  This painting was inspired by the beautiful adobe homes we passed on our daily walks in the Canyon Road area.

Turquoise Door, 12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas

Turquoise Door, 12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas

I am obsessed with the color turquoise, turquoise stones and Santa Fe.  Of course I had to paint an abstract with a turquoise door.  When I began this painting it was NOT with the intent of it being this subject.  But halfway through the process I saw a door forming and knew it was calling to be turquoise.

"Faith"  10" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas

"Faith"  10" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas

We enjoy collecting unique crosses from New Mexico, Mexico and Central America and have them displayed on our walls.  I was inspired to paint "Faith" after a friend had a painting party for her birthday and asked me to help instruct the painting session.  My friend wanted everyone to paint a cross.  I must say we all had a great time and the Holy Spirit was with me when I created this one. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few of my southwest inspired paintings friends.  Not too bad coming from a Florida girl who yearns to live in Santa Fe.

Thank you for taking time to visit.  I love reading your posts and comments so please feel free to leave one.  And don't forget to tell your friends about me please.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend and week to come my friends.

Blessings, Mary

Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other,
thus should we do,
for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
— Black Elk










Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com