Artist Statement

Intuition drives my work and aspects related to nature and the subconscious mind influence my shapes and line work.

Brisk brush strokes, thin transparent layers add to the depth of the painting then necessary subtractions form the spontaneous energy that connects with the viewer.

Every new painting is an opportunity to meet a challenge and to learn anew.  That is what motivates me.  Non-representational abstractions give freedom to the creative spirit without restrictions.  The painting is complete when the conversation between the artist and canvas has ended. 

MARY JAMES  |  Artist

Lives & Works in

San Antonio, TX


BS - Interior Design  

University of Nebraska

Southwest School of Art 2008-present

National art workshops

     Donna Watson

     Carrie Burns Brown

Online Master Art Courses 

     Nancy Hillis

     Gwen Fox

     Nicholas Wilton - CVP


2019 - "Exquisite Corpse" - Nave Museum, Victoria, TX, 

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