Kenilworth Artists Association
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Mary Webster

Mary Webster

fine art painter

I graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and Tufts University with a diploma and an MFA.  Faced with the question every artist faces, "How can I make a living as an artist?", I chose to be a muralist and decorative painter.  For more than twenty years, I've had an interesting and diverse career primarily in Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, & Martha's Vineyard.  I've painted miles and miles of commissioned work.  It's been a wonderful journey and continues to be a challenging and interesting way to make a living.

However, a few years ago, I started getting a yearning - a little voice in my ear that said it was time to make personal work too.  I began to paint when I wasn't painting!  I stole away into the studio to explore personal inspirations.  Many of my paintings are "still lifes", where I lose myself in shadow, detail and light.  Most pay tribute to the artists of the Golden Age of painting.  I also delight in creating animal icons, dripping in gold leaf and strutting their quirky nature.

I recently relocated to the beautiful city of Asheville.  I hope to continue to paint murals, decorative paint, and create new personal work inspired by my new surroundings!