Project Description

Mary Thompson

Artist – Portland, Oregon

My focused artistic journey began in my thirties when I developed my floral watercolor technique. This was done in large part as a respite from my work as a social worker directing a program for severely abused preschoolers. Since then, I have found it easy to explore a variety of other media including mosaic, landscape quilting and other fabric art. In the last several years, I have discovered abstract acrylic painting which has been appealing because it requires a balance between elements of the work that I can control and elements that the medium controls.. This fluid art style allows me to address a wide variety of subjects, moods and temperaments. I and a variety of editing mediums to the acrylic paint and use a variety of manipulative methods including hairdryer, self designed tools and blowtorch.

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Recent exhibitions include 2019 Charbonneau Arts Festival (non-juried), 2020 Benefit Art show for CraneAge (juried), 2020 Beaverton Arts Mix (juried), 202o Charbonneau Arts Festival (non-juried). 2020 Franciscan Spiritual Center Art Exhibition (non-juried), 2021 Tigard Art Walk, Featured Artist (juried), 2021 Beaverton Arts Mix (juried), 2021, Franciscan Spiritual Center Art Exhibition (non-juried).

Artwork at Show 2022