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RepresentationMary Williams Fine Arts
Boulder, Colorado - 303.938.1588Reuben Saunders Gallery
Wichita, KS - (316) 682-1481Biography
My primary challenge as an artist is to stand at my easel inside or outside, pastels at the ready, and step up to the challenge of choosing one small part of the this big wide world that will make a painting. My goal is to translate a three dimensional view into a two dimensional painting that is both familiar and unique.
Currently I paint exclusively in pastel, a simple combination of pigment and binder made into dry powdery sticks. When I apply pastel to a textured surface I am surprised by it’s sensitivity to pressure, flexibility of edge quality and strength of color and value. It’s fun and messy to use with nothing between my fingers and the surface except this medium.
Visual expression has been a driving force since my undergraduate years in the Art Department at Northern Illinois University. At this point in my artistic development I have discovered how much the colors and shapes of the Western Landscape inspire and challenge me.
I invite you to enjoy my paintings as I have enjoyed creating them and I welcome your comments, questions and inquires.
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