Date: Oct 2022
I am in no way just starting out in life. I've actually had a very long career working in the fashion industry. Having to deal with a global pandemic the last couple of years gave me time to reevaluate my career choices. I'm at a point where I want to focus on working on my own projects that fulfill me creatively. Creating has always been a big part of who I am, and it is what brings me the most joy. 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.
"The purpose of Art is washing the dust from daily life off our souls" - Pablo Picasso
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 in the fashion industry: which I found both hectic and wonderful. I am not professional trained in fine art, however I have dabble once in a rare free moment in an oil painting or pastel class. 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 my art work I have created has merely been for my own enjoyment.
Currently, I am focus on my own creative path. 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
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 and will 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
I Sincerely Thank You for taking time to view my work,
Contact: Mary Magrini: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022- My site is currently a work in progress.