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Mary
Pettis
ARC Living Master™
American artist
Nationality:
American


Biographical Information

CONTACT INFO:

Website:
www.marypettis.com
Email: mary@marypettis.com

In her work, Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist, draws heavily upon her classical training and Russian influence. Mary has been juried into and won awards in national and international painting events and exhibitions from New York City to Scottsdale and Maui to Barcelona.

Her art has taken her to the far corners of the world: China, Russia, and much of Europe. She has exhibited widely, including the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and collectors of her work reach across the globe. Mary is recognized as an eloquent and respected speaker, teacher and mentor, teaching in the Upper Midwest, Tuscany, Venice, France, and Hawaii.

Early in her career, Mary studied with Hungarian painter Bela Petheo; Richard Lack, at Atelier Lack; and Daniel Graves, who later became the founder of the Florence Academy of Art. In the 1990s, Jim Wilcox introduced her to the "wet-in-wet" plein air approach and she moved her studio outdoors. Over the years she continued her studies with various teachers including Zhang Wen Xin, Kevin MacPherson, Jove Wang, and James Shoop.

Now she divides her time equally between the studio and outdoors. Her decades of training and the experiences from hundreds of plein air paintings are a catalyst for a symbolic visual language of expression that celebrates the beauty, dignity and worth of this world and its inhabitants.

Mary and her husband Randy live along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Minnesota. Her work, along with information on galleries, exhibitions, and workshops can be found on her website at www.marypettis.com.

"There is a Spirit, a soulfulness, a connectedness within and among everything that light can touch. I love the inherent beauty and language of paint itself, and to share my impressions of this elegant world." -Mary Pettis

Minnehaha Falls in Winter

2015
Oil on linen
50.8 x 76.2 cm
(20" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07
Splendor in the Grass

2015
Oil on linen
54.61 x 91.44 cm
(21½" x 36")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2017-08-07

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Pastorale

2017
Oil on linen
40.64 x 50.8 cm
(16" x 20")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07
Adagio

2017
Oil on linen
50.8 x 76.2 cm
(20" x 30")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2017-08-07

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Living Waters - Io Valley

2016
Oil on linen
40.64 x 50.8 cm
(16" x 20")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07
The Cycle of Lilies

2017
Oil on linen
73.66 x 121.92 cm
(29" x 48")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07
Solitary

2015
Oil on linen
40.64 x 50.8 cm
(16" x 20")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07
In Harmony II

2017
Oil on linen
76.2 x 101.6 cm
(30" x 40")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2017-08-07

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St. Croix Nocturne

2017
Oil on linen
60.96 x 91.44 cm
(24" x 36")
Collection of the Artist

Added: 2017-08-07

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North Shore Mantra

2013
Oil on linen
60.96 x 121.92 cm
(24" x 48")
Private collection

Added: 2017-08-07