My Story

Date: Oct 2022

We've all had to deal with the global pandemic the last couple of years. As hard as it was it also allowed me time to think and reevaluate what I really want to be doing. I am in no way just starting out with my life. I've actually had a very long career already working in the fashion industry. I'm now at the point where I think about how much time do I actually have left on this earth. I've always considered myself an artist, not because of  any formal training, but because each day when I wake up my mind thinks about creating. Creating has always been a big part of who I am, and it is what brings me the most joy.

"The purpose of Art is washing the dust from daily life off our souls" - Pablo Picasso

I am not professional trained as a fine artist. You will not find a list of art shows or artist awards I've won on this site, I do not have any.  Most of the work I have created so far has merely been for  my own enjoyment. I did go to a well known art school in NYC, but I did not major in fine art. I graduated in fashion design and worked for years, which I found both hectic and wonderful.


I've made the decision to focus my time on my own creative path and develop my fine art. I have always sketched and dabbled in creating my own artwork. For me, being a creative person does not mean you must follow an exact path. I personal feel that artist can lock themselves into a certain direction and become bored or uninterested in creating. It can be fun to explore new mediums and techniques to expand your personal knowledge. Learning your tools and not being afraid to mess up is such a wonderful way to start with something. 

 

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it" - Salvador Dali

 

I have found doing small studies from former artist has been tremendously helpful

to gain a better understanding on painting with oils. There are a lot of artworks

that are in the public domain to reference from.  If you want to try this, please do

your research, do not copy something and try to pass it off as your own. I do mark

the back of the pieces I have painted and name the original artist I referenced. I truly

use this process as a teaching tool for myself and have found it very beneficial in gaining

knowledge on color and mediums. Here's an example of a copy of a painting by

Cornelis Van Spaendonck/ A Still Life of Parrot Tulip, Roses, and other Flowers in a

Basket.

I currently keep busy with some small commissions, which certainly helps to support my needed art supplies. I'm hoping to share information on materials and include my process. I'm excited to take this journey, and look forward to hitting some bumps along the way. I'm also going to try and get my shop page up and running, hopeful to open it by the end of 2022. I'll be offering originals and art prints.

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” - Georgia O’Keeffe

 

With Sincere Thanks,

Mary

Contact: Mary Magrini: mmagrini@studiommagrini.com

2022- My site is currently a work in progress. 

Below is slide show of some of my Surface Design  and Fashion Work:

I love to sketch and it's just another way I like to express myself  when I'm not working on my painting.

You can check out and shop some of my design work at either my Red  Bubble or Society 6.