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.
Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque NM
Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Sandia Park NM
Mary has a long resume of art activities:
Selected Examples of Mary's Work
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