Mary E stewart, artist
Welcome to my world of color,ideas and expression through my eyes and my hands. Art has always been a meaningful part of my life and to be able to share any part of it is one of my dreams. I am a watercolor artist who has a desire to paint whatever comes my way and intrigues me. I paint a myriad of subjects and am deeply involved with them all.
When painting an animal or person if you can capture the eyes, the soul of the subject, you have the painting. If you cannot capture the eyes the painting does not work. It is true with all of my paintings, regardless of the subject, there is always something that has to be captured for the painting to work which hopefully captures the attention of those viewing it.
I have drawn with pencil, colored pencil, studied painting with oils at Willamette University art classes many years ago, and began pursuing other mediums after raising my family.
In the last few years I have explored painting watercolors on canvas with much success, it is another avenue for watercolors which I thoroughly enjoy. The final products looks like a fine oil or acrylic with brilliant colors.
I have been in many juried shows and art festivals throughout the years, and belong to the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Oregon Society of Artists. I have displayed my artwork at many different venues over the years and have been a volunteer with the Wilsonville Art on the Town Art Festival held each year just before summer.