March 14, 2019 – April 7, 2019
Artists: MARY MAKI RAE
My aim as an Artist is to create Art that is beautifully strong and graceful. Art that will inspire and delight with the magic of color and the beauty of the simple joys of life that make all of us the happiest: Flowers in the sunshine, bright-colored fruit & table settings, green landscapes with lush trees and birds, the sea with sailboats in the distance, and flowing figures painted within dream-like settings. Art that is at once simple andmeaningful and will last-!
At this time I am rather “Flower Obsessed” and I enjoy observing and working from real flowers and plants, brought in from outside and placed around the studio on tables and near my paints and palette. Bright mid-morning daylight is preferred, one that intensifies the vivid colors contained in the bouquets. I never really arrange the flowers in a certain way in a vase, instead I choose each flower individually, and paint them one by one in an original composition on the canvas. I’m also inspired by found objects that possess a bold shape, pattern, or texture.
On a prepared white canvas (ranging from 10”x10” up to 30”x40”) I paint in my subject matter exclusively with acrylic paints for backgrounds and details (sometimes utilizing sponges, stencils, or other artist’s tools.) Often to finish – I add more details of something totally unexpected. I feel that Art is always needed to lighten our lives, now more than ever.
Graduated from Bellevue High School
Attended Seattle Central Collage for two years – with Certificate. Studied Commercial Art – Life Drawing – and Composition.
Worked in collaboration with Robert Rae on Commissions from Nordstrom,Microsoft, and R.E.I.for 3-Dimensional Art – Utilizing techniques of Design, Woodworking, Carving, and Painting.
Designed and Illustrated Three Children’s Books for Viking/Penguin, which were distributed world-wide in Canada, England, Australia, & New Zealand.
Designed and Developed Sixteen Individually-Titled Serigraph Prints, in Limited Editions of (75-175)each – Hand Silk-Screened and sold at: www.MaryMakiRaeEtsy.com which I have maintained for 10 years.
Created: www.marymakirae.com – A journal about my Artwork.
Exhibited and Sold Fine Art Paintings at: Vision 20/20 Event for The Burien Arts Association – 2018.
Exhibited and Sold Fine Art Paintings at: Vision 20/20 Event for The Burien Arts Association – 2017.
Exhibited and Sold Fine Art Paintings at: Vision 20/20 Event for The Burien Arts Association – 2016.
Exhibited and Sold Fine Art Paintings at: Lakeshore Gallery, in Kirkland WA.
Also Visit: Instagram @maryrae16