Hello. I'm a Minnesota-based artist. 2004 University of Minnesota Art BA grad.
Painting and drawing are the foundation of my drive to work full-time as a fine artist. Goal: To translate my evolving abstract aesthetic, ideas & process into further fine art & design. I look forward to re-imagining favorite themes in the coming year, resulting in new work and new directions.
Influenced by color and contrasts; architectural landscapes and the natural environment. Flowers, Landscapes. Memories. Dreams. My creativity goes beyond painting to include screen printing, fabric design, pattern, graphic design, & weaving. I utilize screen prints from sketches as a layering component in my large-scale paintings.
I'm ready for what's next. That includes: PT/FT local creative fueled work, Freelance and gallery exhibition opportunities, studio leasing, Twin Cities area gallery representation, & collaborations.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time I cannot take on personal commission paintings & completed art is strictly sold 'AS IS'.
Ideas, feedback? Shared photos of art displayed in their new spaces is especially enjoyed! EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE FOLLOW my latest projects from the studio via social media @maryolsonart
Find me and most of my entire available body of original artwork at the Wayzata Art Experience June 23-24 2018 DT Wayzata MN. Booth #34 Info here too:
Find 3 of my original large-scale mixed media paintings at ShowroomMpls Thru Feb 2018
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
Close up 'Synchronicity' Sold 2017. Minnetonka MN
'Flight' 2015 Sold. Wayzata, MN