Artist Mary White

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Mary White has resided in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio her whole life. Her home and  studio are located on the edge of the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where she often paints en plein air. Mary's earliest artistic inspiration came from her aunt, Frances Graham Molson, who was a watercolor painter, and her father, who recognized Mary's artistic ability at a young age and did all he could to nurture it. She studied fine art painting at the University of Akron. She also studied oil painting with notable artist, Jack Richard, at his school of art. Mary is proficient with several mediums; watercolor, pastel, color pencil, and drawing, but her medium of choice is oil paint. Mary's style can be described as realism. Her painting process starts with a foundation of accurate drawing and continues with the building up of layers of color. In her landscapes, she likes to capture the interaction between light and shadow. Her portraits and figurative works are laced with subtle narrative. When painting a still life, she chooses objects that are personally meaningful to her and aesthetically interesting. Mary has participated in local Plein Air competitions for over 12 years, winning several awards, including Best of Show.  Mary is a signature member of the Akron Society of Artists, where she serves as a board member.

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