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Size: 14-3/4″ Wide x 18-3/4″ High Canvas
Mary has painted throughout the United States, and now lives in Tennessee. She is known for her commissioned portraits in oil.
Her objective is to convey the spirit and personality of her subjects, while maintaining an accurate and convincing likeness.
Utilizing a strong design framework, beautiful harmonic color, and masterful paint application, Mary connects with the viewer by
creating powerfully expressive paintings designed to become family treasures.
To keep her approach and technique fresh, Mary enjoys switching between painting disciplines. She has created a body of work
that reflects her love of landscape and figure in a series of bird paintings. A recent exploration into non-objective painting has
taken Mary back to her abstract roots. These paintings, distilled to the essence of color and shape allow the viewer to create their
own narrative. Mary’s new series, “Moody Florals” combine figurative and abstract painting techniques to present a fresh
approach to traditional still life paintings.
Mary is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Portrait Society, American Impressionist Society, American
Woman Painters, The Chestnut Group and the Woman Painters of the Southeast. Her work is in the permanent collection of
Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital, St Thomas Hospital Rutherford, TN, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, TN. Welch
Road Pediatrics, Palo Alto, CA and the Brentwood Academy, Nashville, TN. Mary’s work can be viewed at Bennett Galleries in
Nashville, TN, the Wild Hope Gallery in Alpharetta, GA, Ellis Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC, All About Art Gallery in
Hendersonville, TN, the Peddler in Murfreesboro, TN, and The District Gallery in Knoxville, TN. Mary’s portraits are
represented by A Stroke of Genius Portrait Brokers.
Mary is an award winning painter and has exhibited in many national and regional group shows. She was juried into the Oil
Painters of Americas Eastern Regional Show in 2013, the American Impressionist Society Show 2012, Woman Painters of the
Southeast 2012 and numerous Central South Art Exhibitions sponsored by the Tennessee Art League.
In addition to painting, Mary teaches workshops with an emphasis on design, technique, and color. She finds it extremely
rewarding to be able to paint and to share her knowledge and love of painting with others. “I am truly blessed to have a
profession that gives me great joy” says Mary.