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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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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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

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com