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.
In 2007, she returned to her love for watercolor painting, and began studying with Virgin Island artist Jane Akin in 2008. 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 is a member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society - Southern Chapter and the local ArtForms Artist Association, which sponsors "For the Love of Art," a month-long celebration of the arts in Las Cruces and Mesilla.
2020 March/April: "Crows in the Cottonwoods" - solo exhibit of new works at Aa Studios, Las Cruces
February: Frame & Art Center, "For the Love of Watercolor"; Open studio at Camelot Art Studio, Las Cruces
2019 December: Contemporary Art Pop-Up Show, Bank of the West, Las Cruces
BBAC Holiday Miniature Show, Alpine
November: BBAC Member Show at ArtWalk, Alpine
February: Amaro Winery, guest artist with the Gypsy Sage Artists, Las Cruces
NMWS Alternate Spaces Exhibit, Cafe de Mesilla and Salud! Restaurant, Las Cruces
2018 Featured artist, Gallery 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”
2019 Agave Artists, Mesilla, New Mexico (August 2019 - January 2020); steering committee,
publicity committee, communications committee, display committee
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: