Artist Statement Whatever work I am creating, it seems to be more about emotion and relationship than strictly a representation: more subjective than objective. There's something the world gives to me as I first experience it and then as I create my art. I hope my work somehow reflects something back to the world that is worth remembering. There is a language that speaks to me visually, and it is that conversation that I strive to reveal.
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Mary lived in Terlingua most of her years from 1994 to 2018. In 2009, she returned to her love for watercolor painting, and began studying with Virgin Island artist Jane Akin. She painted two seasons with the St. Croix plein aire group, The Palletteers. In her watercolors, she captures moments from her daily living, where she finds quiet moments tucked into the active lives of people, animals and the environment.
Mary now resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico and is a member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society - Southern Chapter.
2018 Featured artist, Galley on the Square - February, 2018
2017 Starlight Theater, featured artist, November - December, 2017
2016 Terlingua Community Art Show, Red Patillo Community Center, Terlingua, Texas
2014 West Texas National Bank/Big Bend Regional Medical Center
Featured artist for one month at each location. Exhibited four
watercolor paintings and four breastplates.
2012 25th Annual Caribbean Fine Art Exhibit
Exhibited four watercolor paintings and three breastplates, featuring “The Eyes of Jump Up.” The annual exhibit is one of the major fundraisers for The Good Hope School.
2011 The Palletteers Paint St. Croix
“Off Season at the Waterfront” was used for poster art. Four paintings were purchased by the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce to be given as awards at their annual ceremony.
2011 National Speleological Society Convention’s Fine Art Salon
“Rainbow Keyhole, Jewel Cave, 1959”
2017 Galegrie Jiri Stastny, Misenska 73/7, Praha 118 00, Czech Republic
2013 - Present Gallery on the Square, Alpine, TX
2013 Earth & Fire Imports Gallery, Terlingua, TX – February Guest Artist
2012 Earth & Fire Imports Gallery, Terlingua, TX – October Guest Artist
2010 Leapin’ Lizard Gallery, Terlingua, TX – Breastplates
Mary has studied over the years with these artists: