The Color Expert: Mary Eggers

We have 3 new wonderful artists that we want to share with you. We will be posting a highlight on each artist for the next week, so be sure to tune in.  They will be displaying their artwork in our showrooms until June.  Hurry in to see what they have to offer.

In our Shirlington showroom: Mary Eggers

Being a fan of Hardwood Artisans, Mary stopped by our Shirlington showroom one day and after noticing that we display local artwork, decided to ask what she could do to get her artwork in here.  All she had to was show me her website, and I was immediately captivated.

A Big Bouquet in collage - $750

At a glance, you can tell that Mary has a lot of fun with her artwork.  She enjoys working with watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and collages, and lately has been adding pastels in her artwork.  Although Mary’s “artistic journey started over 30 years ago with photography and progressed to stained glass and some painting”, she says that she only started painting seriously about 10 years ago.

And the Wild Garlic in collage - $750

When I asked Mary what inspires her, she immediately said “Color!!!”.  Her favorite subjects to paint tend to be from her travels, she is currently working on a series of paintings from the photos she took on her trip to Bhutan, India and Nepal.  And without a doubt, when you come into our Shirlington showroom, you will see that Mary also loves painting birds, birds, and more birds!

Sheltering in collage - $350

Fishing in watercolor - $350

Watching & Waiting in watercolor - $1100

If you want to see more of Mary’s work, you can visit her website at www.maryeggers.com

Mary’s favorite quote:

“Through such impressions one gathers oneself, wins oneself back from the exacting multiplicity, which speaks and chatters there, and one slowly learns to recognize the very few Things in which something eternal endures that one can love and something solitary that one can gently take part in.”  Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

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