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

Mary_Mirabal




You Are Never too Old to Dream a New Dream

You Are Never too Old to Dream a New Dream

Gosh friends, where did January go? It's like I blinked and it was suddenly February. So many wonderful things to share with you, especially if you're not a fan of social media. I'm in the news; and, I want to share the first of many new paintings to come for 2018.

Starting off 2018 I was honored to be one of Artsy Shark's featured artists. Thank you Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark and Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute for this wonderful opportunity.

And, last month Manhattan Arts International published my very own article for The Healing Power of Art & Artists. I am so thankful to Renee Phillips, Director and Curator of Manhattan Arts International for sharing my art journey.

And, here are my new paintings to share. All are 12" x 12" on canvas and come framed in beautiful gold crackled, wooden float frames. For more information on any piece, simply click the photos below.

A Higher Perspective, acrylic on canvas

A Higher Perspective, acrylic on canvas

What Lies Beyond, acrylic & oil pastel on canvas

What Lies Beyond, acrylic & oil pastel on canvas

Fire Spirits, acrylic & oil pastel on canvas

Be on the lookout for my next post friends. I'll be sharing where I am going to paint this summer. I am soooo excited about this opportunity and can't wait to share the news with you.

Thank you so much for purchasing my art and for your support and encouragement. It makes my heart smile knowing how my art touches people.

Blessings from your artist friend, Mary

It’s never too late to be who you might have been.
— George Eliot
Photo credit: Carmen Mandato

Photo credit: Carmen Mandato

 

 

Creating The Traveler

Creating The Traveler

In case you missed my previous blog in May answering the question "how do I know if a painting is finished', I'm going to follow up that question as it seems like the most asked question I get these days. I love sharing my art, my thought process and of course what's on my easel.  Here's a super short video I created for one of my new paintings - The Traveler. 

Bringing an image in my mind to canvas is not an easy thing to describe. My painting style is intuitive, usually with no references other than emotions or images in my head. By adding and subtracting layer upon layer of paint I come to a point where the painting is finished. How do I know? The painting tells me. 

If you've been following me on Facebook you probably know I have recently started designing a fashion line with my art for VIDA. I am so excited about this new venture and I hope you will check out my VIDA shop. I am in the running to have my designs showcased on HSN!! I've got my fingers crossed and will keep you posted. Simply click the photo below to visit my shop. 

Fashion items based on my painting, "The Traveler"

Fashion items based on my painting, "The Traveler"

With over 100 items in dozens and dozens of designs you're sure to find something that speaks to you. 100% satisfaction guarantee through VIDA. My name is on each label. 

The Traveler

The Traveler

I invite you to visit my gallery page to see all my current artworks available.  Just click the button below to see the gallery. You'll also be able to order giclee or canvas prints of your favorite artwork that may be sold out.

Thanks as always for your continued support friends. Please invite your friends to my page as your shares help me to grow. Until next time, be well and don't forget your sunscreen.

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see
— G.K. Chesterton

 

 

 

 

 

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com