Hi, I’m Mary Gwyn, artist, art educator, RN, passionate about painting, teaching Botanical-style Nature Art and lots of fun stuff about anything visual art. Art is a Life-long journey. Join me on the path.
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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel (from The Painter’s Keys) One writer sees the culture of creative people as “crashing” leading him to lament about the state of the current art world. He believes artists are seen as “cultural elites” “idle dreamers” or “self-indulgent parasites.” […]
“And suddenly you know. Its time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” Meister Johann Eckhart (from The Painter’s Keys) What is the magic of new beginnings? A paraphrasing of the dictionary definition of magic calls it a power that allows people to do impossible things. “Impossible things” is a wide-open […]
Many people are obsessed with particular flowers.
A rubber chicken becomes a beautiful hummingbird! One of the most wonderful parts of teaching painting workshops is when you get to be in on a magical transformation. This past Saturday’s workshop participants, like so many other workshops, consisted of a mix of the never painted before, rusty haven’t painted in years, and experienced artists expanding […]
Symbolic of success, strength and determination, the Amaryllis’ name means “to sparkle” and so it does!
No one can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while.”Ruth Maude Montgomery Fall flowers are some of my favorites, almost as much as spring flowers, maybe! I think of fall flowers as the last bits of vivid color before the season of brown and gray. […]
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Hi, I’m Mary Gwyn, (2 first names!). I’ve been painting since I was 8 years old. Before reaching my dream of a professional art education, I took a few side paths first to nursing school, then into Medical Sales, and on to a small business owner with an herb shop before circling back to art school. Through all of those fun things, I never quit painting. Now I wander around taking photos of birds to paint from, digging in my flower garden, teaching lots of fun botanical-style art workshops and, of course, painting. Art is my passion! I love writing about all things art! Church is a big part of my life. When I’m not at church services and functions or with my wonderful circle of friends, I’m painting the beauty of God’s creation and sharing through writing and teaching lots of fun art stuff! Join me for the fun! I’d love to hear from you!