|Mary Henderson pictured with her artwork at NAMTA, 2012.|
Mary Loves to paint wildlife, often in unusual or close-up poses. Her favorite subject matter to work with is endangered species, especially the mountain gorilla, African elephant and rhino, all of which she paints on cold press watercolor paper.
As a teacher, Mary's goal is to assist her students in developing right-brain skills, because through artwork, every barrier is broken. Minds seem to mesh, the socioeconomic and ethnic divisions disappear and people start entering an area of their being where they have not been before; the artist being. She feels that students are then able to appreciate what they are doing and acknowledge each others creations while building confidence. Mary believes that students of any age have the ability to be involved in art as long as they have the desire to learn art or have it become a part of their life. Her greatest joy is "when one of her students stand back in awe of the artwork they have completed after believing that they never had the skill to create art in the first place." Learn more about Mary Henderson and her artwork.