Mary Veazie

Mary has lived and painted throughout the United States, and is now
based in Tennessee. She is best known for her commissioned portraits
in oil. Depending on her client’s wishes, Mary paints in a tightly
controlled formal manner or in a loosely posed impressionistic style.
Often the more impressionistically painted portraits are of casually
grouped families at the beach. Her objective is to convey the spirit
and personality of her subjects, while maintaining accurate and
convincing likenesses. Utilizing a strong design framework, beautiful
harmonic color, and masterful paint application, Mary connects with
the viewer by creating powerfully expressive paintings that become
family treasures.

“A well rounded painter needs to be proficient in portraiture,
landscape and still life” says Mary. To keep her approach and
technique fresh, she enjoys switching between painting disciplines.
Mary spends much of her summers in California and coastal South
Carolina, and enjoys painting landscapes “en plein air”. She has
created a body of work that reflects her love of combined landscape
and figure painting. These paintings are often of the beach and
portray human figures against a background of sand and sea, capturing
the essence and movement of both. Her Koi paintings describe the
mysterious and contemplative world that is found underwater. Mary is
also working on a Barn Series, which capture glimpses of our vanishing
rural history. From her studio, Mary’s floral paintings and still life
works reflect the delicacy of nature and the beauty that can be found
in simple everyday objects.

Mary is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National
Portrait Society, American Impressionist Society, American Woman
Painters, and Woman Painters of the Southeast. Her work is in the
permanent collection of Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Children’s
Hospital, TN, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro Medical
Clinic, TN, Welch Road Pediatrics, Palo Alto, CA and the Brentwood
Academy, Nashville. Her work can be viewed at the Mountainsong Gallery
in Carmel by the Sea, CA, The Peddler in Murfreesboro, TN, and the
Shelby Lee Gallery of Charleston, SC.

In addition to exhibiting in many national and regional group shows,
Mary has been juried into the American Impressionist Society Show
2012, and Woman Painters of the Southeast, 2012.

In addition to painting and raising a family, Mary teaches art classes
with an emphasis on design, technique, and color. She finds it
extremely rewarding to be able to paint and to share her knowledge and
love of painting with others. “I am truly blessed to have a profession
that gives me great joy” says Mary.

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