Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

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I paint with bold colors, the colors of my soul.

I'm Mary.  An artist and dreamer who paints contemporary abstract expressionist works.   A child of the 70's - now in my 50's and "Gigi" to three amazing grandchildren.  I'm a lover of COLOR as you will see in my work.  I was in my 50's before I first picked up a paint brush (not including paint by numbers kits as a child).   

Collecting Native American art is a passion of mine.  My home looks like it could be a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, a place very dear to my heart.  We've traveled there many times and I'm always trying to find my way back.

I paint what inspires me, makes me laugh and brings me joy.  My paintings are an exploration of colors, shapes, textures and tools.  I allow the images to unfold and evolve as I paint.

I live in sunny Tampa, FL with my hubby of 38 years and six rescue cats.  I prefer the term "cat whisperer" over crazy cat lady.  

Thank you for visiting me, collecting my art and leaving comments.  I love reading them and promise to respond to each one.  


WTSP Studio 10 Live segment / aired 8/2/16


Artist Statement

I strive to create paintings that speak of the simple beauty existing in everyday life.  My abstract art reflects the colors and emotions of the high desert of New Mexico. I find magic in its mountains and divinely painted skies. This sacred place calls to my soul and opens a space for my art to be a true reflection of my free spirit and enthusiasm for life.  

Incorporating layer upon layer of paint by hand and palette knife provides many opportunities for experimenting with color combinations and designs. Abstraction gives permission to wonder.


Representation

Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL

Clayton Gray Home - Tampa, FL

Thistle - Dunedin, FL


Juried Shows

2017    Bay Area 10 Art Show, Tampa Regional Artists - Tampa, FL

2016    Where Art Lives, Abstraction - Online Juried Show

2016    Hot!  Hot!  Hot!, ArtCenter Manatee - Bradenton, FL

2016    Bay Area 9 Art Show, Tampa Regional Artists – Tampa, FL

2016    Dreams II: A Juried Art Exhibit, Duncan McClellan Gallery – St. Petersburg, FL

2015    Bay Area 8 Art Show, Tampa Regional Artists – Tampa, FL

2015    Beautiful Worries Art Exhibit, District 3 – Tampa, FL

2015     Inspiration - The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center - Tampa, FL


Exhibitions / Group Shows

2017     Masterpieces show at Stirling  Art Studios & Gallery - Dunedin, FL

2017     PAVA group show at Spectrum Communications - Largo, FL

2017     Color Chemistry | Joint show at Red Door no. 5 Gallery - Tampa, FL

2017     Sunday in the Arts, Las Damas de Artes - Tampa, FL

2017     Landscape, Seascape & Cityscape , Tampa Regional Artists - Tampa, FL

2017     PAVA Member Exhibit at Largo Public Library - Largo, FL

2017     SOLO show at The Rialto Theatre - Tampa, FL

2017     Oil and Acrylic show- Tampa Regional Artists, Tampa, FL

2016     Holiday Market at Red Door Gallery - Tampa, FL

2015    Five by Five 2016, Tampa Museum of Art – Tampa, FL

2016    Solo show at The Bunker – Tampa, FL

2016     ISAP-FL Member Online Show

2016    Spring Show at RareHues Gallery - Tampa, FL

2016    12 x 12 x $100 Show, Graphi-ko Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL

2016    PAVA Member Show at Clearwater Public Library - Clearwater, FL

2016    PAVA Exhibit, Suntan Arts Center - St. Petersburg, FL

2016    Landscape, Seascape & Cityscape – Tampa Regional Artists, Tampa, FL

2016    Coffee! A Morning Art Exhibition, Graphi-ko Gallery – St. Petersburg, FL

2016    2D Open Exhibition, Suntan Art Center - St. Petersburg, FL

2015    Red & White Art, Pom Pom’s Teahouse – St. Petersburg, FL

2015    PAVA Annual Members Exhibit, Largo Library – Largo, FL

2015    Five by Five 2015, Tampa Museum of Art – Tampa, FL

2015    Transcending Nature, Octagon Art Center – Clearwater, FL

2015    Art Jam, Wandering Eye Gallery – Tampa, FL

2015    Landscape, Seascape & Cityscape Show, Tampa Regional Artists – Tampa, FL


Pop Up Shops

2017   Zudar's on Platt - Tampa 

2017   Pottery Barn Hyde Park - Tampa (April 8, 2017)

2016   Pottery Barn Hyde Park - Tampa 

2016   First Friday Event, Clayton Gray Home – Tampa, FL

2016   First Friday Seminole Heights, Cleanse Apothecary & Urban Bungalow - Tampa, FL

2015   First Friday Event, Clayton Gray Home – Tampa, FL

Awards

FAV15%, BoldBrush Painting competition, March 2015 for "Turquoise Dreams"


Art Education

My education includes a rigorous course of independent study, classroom instruction, online classes, reading many books on painting and taking workshops from respected artists.

 

 

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com