Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mary McInnis

“Beach Buddies” © Mary McInnis

Name:  Mary McInnis
Bio: Mary McInnis was born in Richland, Washington State,  in 1957. She grew up in West Seattle and now resides in Port Orchard, WA, just across the water from her childhood home. She had an early interest in art, attending the Cornish School Saturday Art Sessions while in junior high.  She continued to explore making art, stage work, choral, film, and photography through high school.
She later continued with art, stage, choral, photography, and design in college, culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Washington in 1987.  Since then she has taken classes and workshops with Wolf Kahn, Bob Gerbracht, Albert Handell, Bob Rohm, Desmond O’Hagan and Richard McKinley.
Mary has traveled extensively throughout the USA and  the world. She has shown her work in numerous group, solo, juried, and invitational shows. She is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Peninsula Art League. She has been an Illustrator and Photographer for Seattle Opera.
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic
Subjects: Landscape. 
Style: Colorist – expressionist.
Navigation: Links remain available at top of page.
Gallery: Pastels; Animal Portraits; (there are others, non-pastel)
Image View:  Gallery thumbnails enlarge in a new page and are among the largest files I have seen on any artist’s website and hugely instructive thereby – one can see every stroke at the closest viewpoint. Paintings are named and the dimension is included. Beach Buddies is 11 x 17 ins, 2044 x 1344, 591 KB

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