Mary Neville Painter
Painting is a way for me to represent feelings in a visual form.
I have always been interested in emotions and feelings and am inspired by other people’s hidden layers. The skeletons in the closet. What can’t be expressed out loud. Experiences that are kept buried deep inside, even from ourselves. Engaging in the process of painting is to unearth and record my unspoken thoughts as a tactile representation of understanding life.
Along with paint I use a wide variety of materials, pencils, chalk, pen, paper scraps of old letters, receipts, poems; things others would discard, I repurpose.
I work on several pieces at the same time so a dialog is created, a conversation happening between the paintings that serve to create a story and allow thoughts to coalesce.
Discovering universal ideals and architypes of how we present ourselves to the world is endlessly fascinating to me. Making art, and especially abstract art, gives me a voice and the freedom to be intuitive, gain self-awareness, have insights, and observe external perceptions without being literal but rather lyrical. My work continually evolves and every piece is a personal time stamp of emotional evolution.
Mary Neville Show: Field Trip
NOTE: Mary Neville will be speaking about her work “Field Trip: 30 Days at a Higher...Read More
Mary Neville: Filling the well called Inspiration
What is inspiration? Where is it? How is it harnessed from a swirl of subtle awareness, funneled into the narrow channel of conscious thought and pushed out as something tangible.Read More
Mary Neville: Refreshed
My creative inquiry lately has been creating paintings that emotionally fuse my past, present and...Read More
Mary Neville Art – A Dark Horse Year
“Dark Horse” Mixed Media on Paper This year was a long shot, Sink or swim time. How do...Read More
Mary Neville – It’s always summer somewhere
Summer 25×25 Summer is waning, shadows now stretch across my courtyard and my succulents are...Read More
Pamela Grau, Mary Neville and Wrona Gall have exhibit at Azu
I love lost socks, not only for their sculptural qualities but because these little gems have...Read More
Taking Small Steps for Big Impact by Mary Neville
Do you ever get so bogged down in the big stuff that you forget that one small step starts the journey of a thousand miles? I am currently reading a book about Kaizen. The Japanese philosophy of taking the smallest possible step that you can take to move you incrementally toward your goal.Read More
New Show with 3 Abstract Painters from Ojai Studio Artists!
Alternatively applying complex textures and pigments to record an experience and then removing...Read More
Second Saturday with Mary Neville
New Work by Mary NevilleOjai Studio ArtistsSecond Saturday Mini Studio Tour – The Arbolada Artists
Saturday, April 13th 10-3pm
Don’t Miss March Second Saturday in the Arbolada!
Twelve OSA Artists will have their studios open in the Arbolada on March 10 from 10 – 3....Read More