- Dr. Mary
- United States
- I have been making art and design for decades. I have been a graphic artist, jewelry, furniture and clothing designer, painter and print maker. I’ve exhibited my artwork in numerous group and solo shows in the US and Europe. I am originally from Queens, New York where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Queens College. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Practice-based Doctoral Research Degree in Fine Art-Painting from De Montfort University in Leicester, England. I also hold another Master of Arts Degree in Education. I have taught studio art and design, art history, research, and education for over 12 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels, online and on ground. I live in Asheville, North Carolina with my husband of 40 years. I have 4 children and 1 grandchild. I facilitate workshops in art, craft and design at The Urban Art Retreat and Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit the website at theurbanartretreatandstudio.com
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Destroyer of Obstacles. Acrylic on canvas. 18"x 24". Ganesha, the elephant-headed god in the Hindu Pantheon, is said to have the elephant's ability to remove obstacles and is besought by his followers before any task to overcome difficulties. This painting is made with only 4 colors, titanium white, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and ultramarine blue acrylic paint.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Fiddleheads and Poppies. Oil on Canvas. 16" x20". This painting was made from a reclaimed canvas and frame. The textures were achieved by mixing large amounts of linseed oil to the paint and allowing each layer to dry in the sun. Giclée prints can be purchased from the artist.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Kaleidoscope of Death. Digital Print. 20"x20". This piece is the beginning of a series entitled The Skeleton Project. There will be more skeleton related artwork on this site in the coming months. I used simple filters to make changes to a photograph of a skeleton and the free transform tool to create this radial design in Photoshop.
Monterey pine table with reclaimed glass table top. 36” x 36”. Pine branches were harvested and allowed to dry in the sun for almost a year. The bark was removed, legs cut and configured to mimic nature. You can see why I need a new studio space. I don’t even have a space to photograph. If you know of a commercial or mixed use building for sale in San Diego County let me know!
Cut Paper. Hand-made recycled paper. Each panel is 13"x 37" framed. Paper cutting is a traditional Chinese craft that has existed for thousands of years (later in Japan). These panels are part of a series inspired by the age old tradition. The first panel is Chrysanthemums, first cultivated in China but later adapted by the Japanese Emperor and used as objects of meditation in both China and Japan. The second panel is entitled Eclipse. The third panel, entitled Penrose is made of only two shapes with equal sides to form a Penrose tiling design. The fourth pattern is intended to be ambiguous. It is entitled Faces, but do you see faces or flowers?