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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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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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.

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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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Show Highlights & New Artwork

Show Highlights & New Artwork

Summer has turned to Fall and show season is beginning again here in Florida. The month of August was spent preparing for my current solo show “My World in Color” which opened at the historic Rialto Theatre gallery on September 4 and runs through October 27. The opening reception on September 28 was very well attended and I’m thrilled to say a couple paintings will be going to new homes following the show’s closing.

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I am blessed to have had so many friends come out to help me celebrate the evening. Little did I know four years ago that I would be hosting my third solo art show. I’m still pinching myself to make sure this is really happening.

Hanging the show

Hanging the show

Hanging the show

Hanging the show

After taking a breather from the show opening I started on new paintings using a blue and violet color palette. These two pieces were painted together as companion pieces, one in acrylics and the other oil pastel over an acrylic background. Both are 12 x 12 inches and will be framed. Click on the photos for more info on each piece.

Blue Calm, acrylic on canvas

Blue Calm, acrylic on canvas

Spirit Shrine, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Spirit Shrine, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Limitless, acrylic on canvas

Limitless, acrylic on canvas

I’m excited about another solo show scheduled to open February 2019. I’ll share more once all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed on the contract. I’ll be taking my art “on the road” for this show. Stay tuned friends.

Don’t forget my VIDA fashion line make GREAT gift ideas for the holidays. Just click the button below to see the new additions to my line. This is the Bluebird Cashmere scarf designed after my "‘Bluebird"‘ painting.

Bluebird Cashmere Scarf

Bluebird Cashmere Scarf

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

To love what you do and feel it matters—how can anything be more fun?
— Katherine Graham, publisher
Mary_Mirabal

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com