Artist Mary Ross Buchholz

An example of fine art by Mary Ross Buchholz

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.maryrossbuchholz.com

  • Year Born: 1969

  • ARC competition and a finalist 2019, Portrait Society of America 1st Place Still-Life Award 2019, Finalist in PSOA Tri-State Competition 2019

  • Western Horseman: April 2014 Issue: Cover & Feature Article by Kate Bradley; Southwest Art -Jan. 2014 Issue:“Drawing on Experience” by G. Fauntleroy

  • Participates in museums shows: Small Works Great Wonders, Night of Artists, Texas Masters

  • Price Range: $1,850.00 - $15,000.00

  • More info on Mary Ross Buchholz's FASO Connect profile

Collectors Say:

"Your work captures the soul of your horses through the eyes."...Elaine Taylor.

Midday Change    SOLD at The Russell 2012

Other Artists Say:

"I was so impressed with the life you have put into your subjects."  --Judy Black


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Mary Ross Buchholz is from a pioneering, ranching family heritage and those time-honored traditions and values are a tremendous part of her life today. Mary and her husband live and ranch in rural west Texas near the town of Eldorado. For over 22 years, art has been Buchholz's devotion. She offers a glimpse of her daily ranch life using the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite, and also by sculpting and painting. 
"When using charcoal and graphite, I enjoy subtlety rendering the details, the different textures and the individual characteristics of my subjects. I marvel at how black and white images seem timeless and impart a simplicity without other distractions. And, I feel this is one reason why I choose to use charcoal and graphite as my primary medium. When drawing, anatomy plays a large role in my process; but,  I think in terms of shapes, planes or plane changes and incorporate a wide range of values to describe form which in turn gives my work a realistic and three-dimensional quality".
"I hope to capture the viewer’s attention both from a distance and up-close. I intentionally lead the viewer’s eye around the various areas of my drawings and paintings. This can be achieved by designing works with strong and balanced compositions, having interesting lighting, deliberately placing fine detail in specific focal areas, and using negative space. Another important aspect of my work is having areas of rest within the artwork. What does that mean? Well, much like beautifully composed music, art needs areas of rest or areas that have only subtlety suggested detail. For me as an artist, it is all a balancing [...]

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