Garden," was the chosen painting to be displayed in the book.
"My Garden" also won the third place award at the Red River Valley
Museum Juried Art Show, Vernon, Texas. This painting was also accepted in
the 40th Annual Southwest Watercolor Society's Juried Exhibition.
Published Artist in the National Juried "Best of America Watercolor
Artists & Artisans" Vol.1, page 21, Kennedy Publishing Services,
Cup Runneth Over," Published Artist in the selected works from the Park
Cities Presbyterian Church Arts Festival, Dallas, TX 2007, "23
on 23," written and collected by Dr. Pete Deison, page 67.
Judge's Certificate of Merit
Red River Valley International Juried Art Exhibition, 2008
Hat" was chosen to be the month of June in the Visual Arts Society
of Texas 2008 Calendar
Place Artist of the Month,
Visual Arts Society of Texas, 9/2011, "Cousins"
was chosen to be the month of April, on the Visual Arts Society of Texas
Visual Arts of Texas 37th International l Exhibition, Denton, Texas.
Peace," was awarded First Place at the Visual Arts Society of Texas Artist
of the Month Mini-Show, and was also chosen for the month of June in the Calendar
Contest for 2005.
won first place at
Southwest Watercolor Society, Dallas, Texas, awarding Mary "Artist of
Mary grew up in
Oklahoma, and now lives in Texas. She always loved art, but it was not until
her children were grown, and she had finished her Ph.D. that she finally got
to do what she always wanted to do--study drawing and watercolor painting.
Mary says she paints the "colors of life" in her wide variety of
watercolor subjects - bright florals, cowboy hats, chickens-- subjects that
she "just has to paint!"
She has studied watercolors with regional and nationally
known artists-- Zoltan Szabo, Ken Hosmer, Tom Lynch, Naomi Brotherton, Carol
Maddox at LaRomita in Terni, Italy, and Judy Morris in France.
Mary's paintings have won awards in juried shows in Oklahoma
and Texas, and her paintings are in international private, and corporate collections,
and has presented several Solo Invitational Exhibitions.She is a published
Artist in the National Juried "Best of America Watercolor Artists &
Artisans" Vol.1, page 21, Kennedy Publishing Services, May, 2007, and
in "23 by 23,"
the selected works from the Park Cities Presbyterian Church Arts Festival,
Dallas, TX 2007, written and collected by Dr. Pete Deison.
Mary is the founder of the Oak Point Art Society and
is listed in the World Artist Directory of Accomplished Artists World
Wide. She is represented by the Oxide Gallery, in Denton, Texas.
Mary was a Professor at Collin College, Frisco, Texas,
in the Computer Science Department for twenty years. Currently, she teaches
watercolor classes and workshops in Texas. She is a member of Southwest Art
Society, Oak Point Art Society, and the Southwest Watercolor Society.
is also a Distributor of the Watercolorboard for stretching watercolor
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