Recent Works

Largo - With Expression - 28x48

Exhibited at 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.

Spring Path - 16x24

Exhibited at Mary's solo painting exhibition at Minnesota Orchestra Hall. Also exhibited at The White Bear Lake Center for the Arts "Truth in Nature: Plein Air Exhibition"

Splendor in the Grass - 21.5x36

Voted as a "Fav15%" in the Nov. 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.

Adagio - 20x30

Royal Talens Best of Show Award - Salmagundi Club’s “Landscapes: Day and Night” Exhibition, 2018, New York, NY.

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