Recent Works

Largo - With Expression - 28x48

Read about Mary's solo painting exhibition at Minnesota Orchestra Hall. To view all the paintings from the exhibition, click here. The exhibition catalog is available on the Gift Store page.

Living Waters - Iao Valley-16x20

Plein Air Magazine Award: Art Renewal Center International ARC Salon 2016, Landscape Category. Pioneer Inn Award: Maui Plein Air Invitational 2016

Pastorale - 16x20

Juried into the 2017 Oil Painters of American National Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Cincinnati, OH

Artist's Statement:

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.
–Mary Pettis


Video: Mary talks about her paintings at her solo exhibition at the Jacques Art Center.
Mary Pettis painting outdoors

Mary is the 9th American woman painter to be named an ARC Living Master™ by the Art Renewal Center. This distinguished honor is defined, in part, as: artist who has mastered all of the building blocks of great art... creating fully professional works of art, as well as some identifiable masterpieces... has successfully created a body of work which demonstrates accomplished facility in their craft that compares to the masters of prior centuries... Click here to learn more.


Mary Pettis Master Class Handbook For Sale Link to excerpt of Mary's book