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Saturday, December 08, 2007
Sometimes when I'm tense or awake at 3AM, there's a place I like to go to in my head where cool breezes blow across a blue lagoon, with white sand beaches and the warm sun in my face. My toes dig deep into the sand, I sip something frosty and sweet.....ahhh, the relaxation kicks in as I settle into my momentary mental vacation.
Well, Mary M. Hamilton of St. Petersburg, FL is at your service to take you away on such a vacation. Her painterly impressions of seascapes, florals, even animals evoke a place of light and beauty. An artist with a formal college degree in art, she has continued her education throughout her career with participations in workshops and classes from nationally and regionally-recognized artists, and collaborations with other artists.
Beginning often with an image or images from a library of hundreds of photographs she has taken, Mary's paintings have recognizable subjects set in the midst of background objects that may or may not be so well-defined, creating visual interest and intrigue. Not one to control her media, her art is truly impressionistic, realistic without being photographic.
Lucky for you, you don't have to actually make the trip to Florida to treat yourself to one of Mary's painterly vacations, but can drop by anytime you want by visiting her at her Etsy shop, Dream On, and reading more about her on her blog, Dreams About Art. As for me, I'm thinking about a cat nap......