At a very early age I was exposed to a very talented artist who taught me to paint with oils. With this seed planted in my heart - life happened. One day I shared with my husband my desire to take watercolor classes. Suddenly the door to my artistic quest swung wide open. To my surprise, friends that we had recently made were artists. One artist does not let another not paint. And so it began.
To me, art is about freeing yourself from all of your past inhibitions and finding a freedom within yourself. Freedom from social theater, and perhaps, freedom from my greatest triumph in life, parenting. It was within this caged view I found myself looking for an outlet, a way of expressing myself that could not be inhibited by the day's activities, but activitated.
I came to the "art world" looking for a clean slate, or, shall I say, a blank sheet of paper, or canvas, or board...I believe every person, in some form or another, goes on a journey of self discovery. In my journey I have found unyielding love and support from those around me. Joy, laughter and family are the base of my art.
I find the memories I have made and the excitement for the future have given me a new lease on life. This is my journey. From a clean slate, I hope you go with me on this wonderful passage. The whisper inside me has become an unyielding voice within, and has created something truly "unexpected".
Mary was interviewed by KUFH and she revealed a lot of what inspires her art. You can listen to that interview by clicking here.