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Mary Pillot

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Cattails, 2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" W X 36" H X 2" D © Mary Pillot
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Ocean Flora, 2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" W X 36" H X 2" D © Mary Pillot
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Flamingo Nights, 2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" W X 36" H X 2" D © Mary Pillot
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Garden with One Red Rose, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 48" W X 36" H X 2" D © Mary Pillot
Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Antonio, TX
Lives in
Southern California
Works in
Santa Monica College
Schools
Lesley University, 1997, Masters
The University of Texas at Austin, 1977, BFA
Representing galleries
Lo Studio, rome, Italy
Tags
painterly painting, colorful expressionism painting, Mixed Media Paintings / Mixed Media Drawings, mixed-media, landscape, photography, abstract, figurative
Statement

Painting, for me, is about working instinctively. Allowing all that I have learned about color, shape, line and space become second nature to me while exploring new possibilities in creating more compositions, painting directly in the defined boundaries of canvas or paper.  

In my current series of abstract landscape paintings, I enjoy working in acrylic paint, allowing me to work quickly and spontaneously in expressing a fresh immediate response to nature with color, marks and shapes in broad painterly brush strokes. 

I am charmed by color and the romance it offers in escaping the everyday into a kind of dreamscape.  Abstracting nature allows me the simplicity of expressing a visual moment with color, light and brush strokes reflecting a certain mood or gesture.

Abstract Expressionism and various artists that I have studied through the years, significantly influenced my artwork as well as music and poetry.  My travels and studies in the United States and Europe, particularly Italy where I lived for a number of years, have a sustaining effect on my work.