To me, art is about freeing yourself from all of your past inhibitions and finding a freedom within yourself. Freedom from decades of the corporate grind, 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 activated.
My journey as an artist began in 2007 as I looked to free the creative spirit that has always existed, but was ignored. As I pursued the world of water media I struggled to find my voice, or style as some would call it. In the struggle I found that once I started painting from my soul that voice grew from one painting to the next. Each painting seemed to give me a clue as to what was coming next, raising the bar and creating excitement for the next painting. That is the reason this exhibit is entitled “Foreshadow.” The collection of works harkens back to some of the first paintings in which I began to sense the direction my work was going, through today, when the latest paintings only foreshadow what is to come.
The anticipation for future works as depicted by this exhibit continues to find exciting new avenues of expression. This is my journey. I hope you go with me on this wonderful passage. The whisper inside me has become an unyielding voice, and continues to create something truly unexpected.
About the artist:
Mary currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Honor Society (WHS) and Texas Watercolor Society (T.W.S.); an associate member of the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society and member of a number of local art organizations.
Mary and her husband Tom have been residents of Northwest Houston since 1995 and have three children and three grandchildren.