Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Featured Artist: Mary Henderson

Mary Henderson pictured with her artwork at NAMTA, 2012.
Mary Henderson is a talented and prolific watercolor artist who lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She studied fine art at the Saginaw Institute of Art for three years, where she enjoyed working directly with artists who explored different mediums such as metal sculpture, oil and charcoal.  Proficient in multiple media, Mary's favorite medium to work with is watercolor.  She has been inspired by artists such as Claude Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe, whose influences can be seen in her work.  Her light and airy paintings pay homage to Monet, while her close up and vibrant work is reminiscent of O'Keeffe.  Mary spent eight years participating in juried shows throughout the State of Florida, where she received several awards.  Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries both in Florida and nationally.  Mary has been painting and teaching painting for the past 31 years.