Hi, I'm Mary Ness. I am happy you are here to see what I've been up to. I'm an abstract expressionist artist and designer living and working just outside Toronto, Canada.
My creative journey, with all of it's twists and turns, goes back to my early childhood. There I was, little me, lying belly down on the kitchen floor with my coloring book and crayons.
I was caught in a sunbeam coming through the window - and that's when the magic began.
I paint with both traditional media such as acrylics and/or oils and cold wax, mixed media collage as well as painting with digital tools such as Photoshop and Corel Painter. Often I combine digital and analog to achieve my goal. Sometimes a painting is finished quickly and other times there are many layers and visits to the mirror with the painting, always searching for that elusive moment when I say, that's it, I've got it!
I want the viewer to be drawn in, to see the layers, the brushstrokes, my decisions and my indecisions - to feel the energy I experienced while making this piece of art.
What was my last brushstroke - can you find it?