Meet The Artists

Mary Carlson

I am reminded of the quote,“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” This is how I feel when I am exploring and expressing details found in nature. My style of art would be described as realism and I especially enjoy floral, botanical and natural surroundings. I work in colored pencils and mixed media.
I was an art major in school, went on to marry and had two children. For several years I created floral arrangements which I sold in shows. Fine art was on the back-burner for a time and I rediscovered my passion a few years back. The process of creating brings me peace of mind and enjoyment in the smallest of details.
Details are a reminder of the beauty in life and that all are interconnected. Taking the time to really see helps to keep life in perspective and it’s also a reminder to live and let live.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe