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.  

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

November Steal of the Month

This is the second month of the "Steal of  the Month".  This month I'm pleased to offer "Hollyhocks and Blue Window".  This painting was completed last fall following a visit to the beautiful Santa Fe area. Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers to paint, and the Canyon Road area of Santa Fe abounds with them throughout the summer. 

I'd love to see this sweet painting find a loving home, and it can be yours friends.   

Congratulations to Marilyn F. for being the winner of the October "Steal of the Month", a two piece painting entitled "Mary's Garden". 

Hollyhocks and Blue Door

Make an offer for this original painting for November 2015.

Opening Offer must be $20.00.   (Original retail value $99.)  The current offer will be displayed above the photo.  Please be sure to check the current offer amount before making your offer.

4" x 12" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.  Ready to hang. This painting was inspired by the beautiful  hollyhocks growing along Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.   

You may increase your offer any time during the month. USA shipping will be $5.50.  Send offers to or complete the form below.  The last bid must be in by 7 pm EST November 30.  Please let me know if you have any questions on this monthly deal.  

 I will post the new offers on this page each month. This is a wonderful way to get an original painting for far less than its retail value. Best Wishes!

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Thank you so much for your continued support friends.  As always, I love to read and respond to your comments.  Please feel free to comment here or via email.  

Blessings, Mary

My favourite flower, if you’ll pardon,
 Is standing stately in my garden,
  And it’s so tall it must have props.
  They lend support to hollyhocks.

They’re tall, graceful and so proud.
The wind’s blown one; it’s sadly bowed.
  They come in lovely pastel shades;
  It’s unfortunate that they ever fade.

Before you cut them down, you’ll find
So many seeds are left behind,
  And if you plant them, they will grow.
  Next year you’ll have another show.
— Josie Whitehead

Specializing in abstract painting

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