Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meet Artist Mary Hyodo-Polk, Ironstone Spring Obsession accepted artist

Mary Hyodo-Polk
O-043  Natural Garden in Spring watercolor  23x29  $250
Always doing art since early childhood, drawing on margins of magazines and discarded books, it was second nature to draw, When in middle school, she was inspired by a teacher to enter into community of art contest which she won with a watercolor painting of a local park. When in high school, she designed and painted posters and programs for sport events and wall decorations for school dances. After going to college majoring in education, she was a stewardess for Northwest Airlines to satisfy her thirst to travel. When she had enough, she found her way into the commercial wart world doing graphics, illustrations and art direction for an ad agency and then Lockheed and Hewlett-Packard; all the while, taking many art courses in different mediums including clay sculptures, composition and color theory, drawing in pencil and charcoal, painting in acrylics, oil, pastels and watercolor. After taking courses from some of the finest professional artists, she settled for trying to develop her own style. She went to uninstructed figure drawing sessions twice a week doing from 1 minute to 20 minute poses and occasionally doing one post for 2 to 3 hours. She liked the spontaneity of watercolor and the fluid, transparent glazing you can't get in any other medium, and it's easy to transport when doing pleine air. But because every medium has something to offer, it's fund to work with different ones; therefore, she did a mixture of artwork-among them portraits of people in pencil, watercolor and oil.

O-045  Easter pre-omelet  watercolor  23x29  $325
Mary has bee juried into shows and exhibited in may different places winning many ribbons for best of show, first place and other awards. In one show, the judge bought her painting before it was hung. She is currently a consignment artist at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek.

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