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Mary Brooking
Westbrook, Maine

Mary Brooking I celebrate what I see - including but not limited to the Maine landscape - by exploring its colors, textures and forms as they interact with the human senses on a primitive level, creating spaces that test the balance between reality and abstraction. The viewer is invited to enter these spaces mentally and emotionally. Acrylic paint as a medium forces immediacy in speed and execution, which fits my style and temperament. I use many layers of paint, often obliterating elements as the painting progresses, challenging myself always to distill and reduce the image to its exact essence and nothing more. Credentials BA Fine Art with concentration in painting, Hiram College (Ohio) 1978 Corporate world (graphic design/illustration/art direction) 1981-2000 Full-time painter 2002-present Teacher (acrylic painting) 2013-present

Evening Barn