Mary H. Russell

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Mary H. Russell has been exhibiting her pastel artwork at festivals and galleries in Northern Californian since 1996. Her work is included in many private collections and was selected for the prestigious Yosemite Renaissance in 2002. Her work was recognized by the KVIE Art Auction in 2001 and 2003 with 2 first place awards in the Pastel Category.

Her solo and 2-person exhibits have been distinguished by a 2010 show at Folsom’s Gallery at 48 Natoma, a 2002 Art Foundry show, and her 2003 Arts Commission sponsored SMUD Gallery show entitled “River.” Victoria Dalkey, Bee Art Correspondent, said in a June 8, 2003 review: “Russell handles the pastel medium with panache, moving easily from pale, delicate, shimmering colors and surfaces to deep, rich, thickly applied powdery pigments.”

Dunes Tidal Hangout

Mary works on location from nature and at a studio in her home.

Mary H Russell Art

Folsom, California

Email: russellart@aol.com