- Dr. Mary
- Corvallis, OR, United States
- I am essentially self-taught and have been making art and design for decades. I have been a graphic artist, jewelry, furniture and clothing designer, painter and printmaker, art facilitator and teacher. 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. In order to teach art, I returned to school and received 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 recently closed my studio in Asheville, NC where I facilitated art and design workshops for 5 years. I now live in Corvallis, Oregon where I continue to make art. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Destroyer of Obstacles
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.
Suffering is approximately 7" x 4" in acrylic on eucalyptus bark. Christ's suffering resonates with me and why I chose it as a subject.