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I get asked a lot about how I started painting. Well, our little family had just moved to a new home and we had big empty walls. For a long time I searched and searched for something, ANYTHING, to fill them but nothing caught my eye nor my heart. Eventually I took matters into my own hands and went to the store to buy some paint and a canvas. This is how my cow was born. I created what I had been searching for. I would love to say that for years I studied and learned art at a prestigious and exclusive art school, but my reality is that I come from a long line of humble artists and it simply runs in my blood.

My art is greatly inspired by my upbringing in South America, where I was raised with a deep connection to nature, especially the animals. I paint the cows that roamed our sidewalks, blocking our car in the garage and making me late to school. I paint the moody pigs that napped under our neighbor’s mango trees. I paint the chickens that slept at night, snuggled in the trees. Each painting that I create is vibrant, colorful, textured, and intricately layered. Countless hours are dedicated to crafting each piece of art. I strive to portray a balance of realism combined with loose abstraction, causing one to compliment the other. My goal is for people to feel a connection with my paintings in a meaningful and unique way. 

XO

Mary-Catheryn

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Muchos me preguntan como comencé a pintar. Bueno, comenzó cuando nuestra pequeña familia se mudó a una casa nueva con paredes grandes y vacías. por mucho tiempo busque y busque para algo perfecto, pero nada me agarró del corazón. Un día decidí comprar pinturas y un lienzo y así es como nació mi vaca. Yo creé lo que estaba buscando por tanto tiempo. Quisiera decirles que estudié en una universidad super exclusiva para el arte, pero mi realidad es que vengo de una familia de artistas y el arte me corre por las venas.

La inspiración para mi arte viene de mi juventud en Sudamerica. Ahi fui criada con una conexión profunda a la naturaleza, especialmente con los animales. Pinto las vacas que andaban por nuestra veredas, bloqueando el auto en el garaje, haciéndome llegar tarde a la escuela. Pinto los chanchos que dormían bajo los arboles de mango, en la casa de mi vecino. Pinto las gallinas que dormían de noche en los arboles, todos acurrucaditos. Cada pintura que hago es vibrante, vistoso, texturado con capas intrincadas de pintura. Dedico horas incontables a cada cuadro. Retrato un equilibrio de realismo con abstracción suelto, complementando el uno al otro.

Besos!

Mary-Catheryn


Mary-Catheryn currently creates her artwork and wallpapers out of her art studio in Grand Rapids, MI