Light Beyond the-Bridge (detail) – 48x32 - Available
Full Orchestra - 24x48 - Sold. Finalist - Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon 2013/2014, Landscape Category. ALSO: Voted as a "Fav15%" in the January 2016 Bold Brush Painting Competition.
Splendor in the Grass (detail) – 21.5x36 - Available . Voted as a "Fav15%" in the November 2016 Bold Brush Painting Competition. Finalist - Art Renewal Center International ARC Salon 2016, Animal Category. Juried into the 2016 Oil Painters of American National Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Dallas, TX. Voted as a "Fav15%" in the Sept. 2015 Bold Brush Painting Competition.
Time Stands Still (detail) – 48x30 - Sold. Finalist - The Sedona Art Prize, September 2016
Autumn Poetry (detail) – 30x40 - Sold
Cedars in Springtime (detail) – 16x24 - Available. Honorable Mention - 2016 Oil Painters of America's Fall Online Showcase. Voted as a "Fav15%" in the July 2016 Bold Brush Painting Competition. Juried into the 2016 American Impressionist Society National Exhibition - Howard/Mandville Gallery, WA. Exhibited at The White Bear Lake Center for the Arts "Truth in Nature: Plein Air Exhibition"
My Tulips (detail) – 6x8 - Sold
North Shore Mantra - 24x48 - Sold. Finalist - Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon 2013/2014, Landscape Category. Finalist - BoldBrush Painting Competition for September 2015.
First Arabesque (detail) - 24x36 - Available Selected for the Williamsburg Art Gallery's exhibition: "Making Waves: An Exploration of the Maritime World of Art."
What we discover when we go inward is our poetic response to life.
Art connects us to our Source. It connects us with each other, with generations past,
and with those who will see our paintings long after we are gone.
When I paint, I truly feel the great relations among all things.
Every subject becomes a metaphor. I forget to breathe. I will never lose sight of what a joy and privilege it is to be a painter.
Video: Mary talks about her paintings at her solo exhibition at the Jacques Art Center.
"Mary Pettis is a consummate artist of light and movement. Her work is superb and her observation of light, landscape, objects and people is among the very best today. She imbues her work with a poetic tone that is her own and whether it be in bright sunlight or soft moonlight, her light is true, honest and unmistakable. I love her work and I have awarded her several well-deserved awards over the years."
Executive Director, The Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA
About Mary's Paintings
Each of Mary’s paintings on this website is an original work of art. Favorite themes and subjects are often re-visited in order to artistically explore different sizes, formats and emphases. Field studies are used to create larger studio works.
Mary accepts new commissions as well, so feel free to inquire via the Contact page.