“Painting has taught me two major life lessons: Self-trust and Letting go.” Mary Tudor
Mary Tudor, acclaimed Seattle artist, has amassed an impressive body of work: more than 400 large oil paintings created using her proprietary wax blend, PET; which allows for deep texturing that will not crack. Her work has shown in New York, Seattle, Tokyo and Chicago.
Mary Tudor American Artist, talks about her life. From being taught how to paint at an early age by her grandmother to working in Kennedy’s Peace Corps, this autobiography gives a fascinating insight into the experiences that have shaped and molded Mary as an artist.
“When you paint the personal, you hope to touch on the universal. I am a prism through which the rays of light shine; I bend and modify those rays, but I am not their source.”
Mary’s abstract style requires greater participation on the part of the viewer. Abstract works are open-ended in regard to their interpretation. The viewer is not bound by predefined images and their associations. The mission pf her work is to evoke a feeling, not to depict a specific image.
“Mary’s work deals with the quality of light, both reflected and that which comes from within: the latter corresponds to one’s spirit.”
“Her paintings illumine what we suspect about the essence of the world. . . they are about healing and joy.”
“The visual clarity of these paintings function both on a personal and universal level.”
“Mary’s Tudor’s work is painted with the third eye.”