I’m a self-taught artist and did not begin until rather late in life. I most often paint non-objective abstracts intuitively, not from a set plan or sketch. When the colors begin to flow, the painting emerges. I draw inspiration from the beauty of the gulf coast area where I reside and find that painting coastal salt marshes and beaches is a favorite subject matter. I also paint whimsical florals, nudes, and geometric abstracts which do require layout, planning and sketching.
My work is often composed of a mixture of media such as acrylics, oil sticks, oils, charcoal and oil pastels. At times, I incorporate papers into my more whimsical styles and create collages. I also coat some of my pieces with a clear, high gloss, epoxy resin.
My belief is that art should speak to your soul and make your heart sing. Creating art has given me incredible joy, and I will always cherish the satisfaction of making a client happy with the creation of art for their home.
Art from Mary Frances Hershiser