Mary Sweet - Artist
P.O. Box 280
Tijeras NM 87059






Japanese style woodblock prints

Artist books


  Mt. Sopris - Acrylic Painting

Artist's Statement:

        I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, received  A.B. and M.A. degrees in Art from Stanford University, CA, and have lived in Tijeras, NM since 1970. I have drawn and painted all my life. My media are acrylic on canvas and paper, woodblock prints, watercolor, monotype and artist books. I have been included in publications such as The Acrylic Painter's Book of Styles and Techniques , by Rachel Wolf and  Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in  American Art, Who's Who, American Women, Who's Who in the West, and American Artist  Magazine, September, 1982 and June, 1987. Also Splash, America’s Best Contemporary Watercolors,  by Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf, 1991, Watercolor Magic Magazine, Winter 1996, Watercolor Magazine Fall, 1996.          

           Some juried shows I have been in include: Janet Turner 4th Nat'l Print Competition, California State U., Chico, CA 2002; Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; many Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Annuals, including Best of Show, San Antonio 1996; Main Street, Ft. Worth, TX, 1993; Arizona Aqueous 1990, 1991; American Artist Magazine Golden Anniversary National Art Competition and Exhibition, San Francisco, St. Louis & New York 1987; American Watercolor Society Annuals, NY 1988, 1986; Introductions '76, Albuquerque Art Museum; Richmond Art Center Painting Annual, Richmond, CA 1969, Kingsley Art Annual, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 1966.

           The landscape has always been my primary inspiration. As a child I spent summers on my grandparents' Ohio farm and I went camping and hiking as a Girl Scout. I always loved mountains, first Ohio's gentle hills and then the grandeur of the Rockies and the West. When I was still a teen-ager I discovered the pull of the canyons and deserts and learned to love the wild places, where there is time to see and hear and think. I spend much time still in such places, hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, river-running and I paint what I love.

Represented by:

Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque NM

Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Sandia Park NM

Collectors Guide:
Additional information about Mary Sweet and paintings are available in the Wingspread Collector's Guide.  
Mary's Page in the Collector's Guide      

Mary has a long resume of art activities:

Full Resume


Selected Examples of Mary's Work

Artists Books

Woodblock Prints



Mount Taylor Woodblock Series

30 Views of Mount Taylor


Crane Woodblocks & Paintings

Woodblock Prints From Japan

Mary's work on Japanese style woodblock prints has been in parallel with five trips to Japan; 2005, 2008, and 2009, 2010, and 2013. Some recent woodblock prints from Japanese sites are shown on the following page:  Japan Prints

Examples of Shows:

Workshops & Demonstrations

Mary conducts workshops on woodblock printing techniques. She also gives short demonstrations from time to time at galleries.

Woodblock Demos & Workshops, Introduction:

Workshop at Harwood Gallery, 2012

Mary's China Trip

In April 2008, Mary went to China and visited various cities; Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Suzhou, and Shanghai. This trip has led to a new series of paintings and woodblock prints. Some recent works as well as photographs from the trip can be accessed from the links below:

Edit Date: 06/02/2014


Hit Counter