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Artist Mary Kay Wilson


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Biography


"Creating a painting is a relationship, first I discover something that interests me, and then I dig a little deeper and give it my full attention. With the focus I discover details that would be easy to overlook. I want to know more about the subject and  see what I can add to the relationship - including enhancing details, so that people can see what I’m seeing and share my experience.
 
My intention is to bring more beauty and joy into the world through my art. Although nature and flowers are often my inspiration, I delight in discovering beauty in less expected circumstances too. The setting sun, shining through a dead leaf, making it glow.  Sunlight sparkling on the edge of a river illuminating hidden colors in the river rocks.  Bright colors of plastic toys bathed in sunlight.  Peeling paint on a faded old sign.  American kitsch, remnants of a time before the country became homogeneous. Through my artwork I am encouraging people to truly notice the world around them, to be present. Look closely, see the color, feel the texture, notice the shape, see the beauty, feel the joy.”
 
A native Californian, Mary Kay Wilson, experienced a nomadic childhood living in Colorado, Texas, Connecticut and England before graduating from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a BA in Fine Art. Since graduating from college she has worked extensively in watercolors.  Wilson is a signature member of Watercolor West.  Her award winning paintings have been widely exhibited both locally and nationally.  Shows include: The National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit, Watercolor USA, Watercolor West Annual Juried Exhibition, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, The Watercolor Art Society of Houston and the Pasadena Museum of History’s Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV exhibit. In 2002 she was selected [...]

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