Hello. I'm a Minnesota-based  2004 University of Minnesota Art BA grad. This site is an intro to some past art & work in progress. 

Painting and drawing are the foundation of my drive to work as an artist. Goal: To translate my evolving abstract aesthetic, ideas & process into further fine art & design. I look forward to exploring possibilities and re-imagining themes in the coming year, resulting in new work and new directions.

Influenced by color and contrasts; architectural landscapes and the natural environment. Memories and dreams. My creative interests go beyond painting to include screen printing, fabric design, pattern, graphic design, & weaving. Screen prints based from doodling and collage are often integrated within my paintings. 

Corporate or local small biz fine art commissions/ fashion fabric collab's/ gallery exhibition opp's 2017, 2018/ licensing or retail opp's/ Work. I'm interested in what's next! Please connect via email: maryo1485 {at} gmail.com

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NEW! Look for my fabric art collaboration with Kindred Folk at Envision 2017 Minnesota's Spring Fashion Week Kickoff. MINNESOTA MONTHLY REVIEW HERE: 



Thru Feb 14 2017: 'Force of Nature' at Hopkins Center for the Arts

Minneapolis Convention Center: Painting 'Shadow Flowers' for 6 mo. group show, thanks to Art Force

Medivators, Maple Grove: Painting 'Street Reflection' for 6 mo. group show, thanks to Art Force

Oct-Dec 2016: Solo painting show at Ditch.

July-August 2016: 'Daydreamin' Solo show at Showroom 

April-May 2016: Hopkins Center for the Arts Spring Member Show: AWARD: People's Choice Winner for 'Underground' Mixed Media Painting 

Sept-Oct 18, 2015: Hopkins Center for the Arts Fall Member Show. Work Sold: 'Abandoned' Acrylic, Mixed Media Painting

June 23-July 23 2015: Featured Artist  Showroom

March May 11 2015: Featured Artist Create Catering and Dining Studio

Jan 2- Feb 28 2015 Featured Artist Northgate Brewing & Taproom, NE Mpls

Sept 20-Oct 18 2014 Hopkins Center for the Arts: Fall Member Juried Exhibition AWARDS: Merit Award & People's Choice Award Winner 

July-Dec 2014 Minneapolis Convention Center (Paintings) Smart Art Program for Art Force

Recent Press:  Lake Minnetonka Magazine January 2016

Recent Award: Hopkins Center for the Arts: People's Choice Winner 2016. Spring Member Exhibition


'Flight' Acrylic on 48x60 in canvas: 2015/Sold

'Flight' Acrylic on 48x60 in canvas: 2015/Sold

2016 Commission

2016 Commission