Friday, January 10, 2014

Meet Artist Mary Kay Wilson, 2014 Spring Obsession Theme Division Accepted Artist

Mary Kay Wilson   
Making Arrangements   w/c  17.5x13  $795

A native Californian, Mary Kay Wilson, graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a BA in painting. Since graduating she has worked extensively in watercolors.  Her award winning paintings have been widely exhibited both locally and nationally. Shows including: The National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit, Watercolor USA, Watercolor West Annual Juried Exhibition, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, and The Watercolor Art Society of Houston. In 2002 she was selected to participate in the public art project, Community of Angels, painting one of the life-sized fiberglass angels that inhabited the streets of Los Angeles during that summer. Wilson was also a member of the mural team in Judy Chicago’s Envisioning the Future, painting a 140' x 42' mural.  Her paintings have been published in The Artist’s Source Book: 80 Watercolor Painting References. Currently Wilson’s interpretation of the San Fernando Mission can be seen traveling around Los Angeles on buses and trains, part of Metro’s through the eyes of artist poster series.

T-015   The Green Table   watercolor  20x26   $1250

 “Most of my paintings are subjects that capture my attention in the course of daily life, driving around Los Angeles or on my travels. Many of the watercolors are inspired by scenes around my home and garden, focusing on the details. Although flowers are a favorite subject, I delight in discovering beauty in less expected circumstances. The setting sun shining through a dead leaf, making it glow. Sunlight sparkling on the edge of a river illuminating brilliant colors in rocks that would otherwise just appear brown. Bright colors of plastic toys bathed in sunlight. Peeling paint on an old sign. The quality of light as part of the subject is the unifying element of my work, and the luminosity of watercolors is ideal for depicting that radiance.”

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