ABOUT THE ARTIST

The inspirations for Mary Boehm’s watercolor paintings are drawn from her love of travel and nature. Her interest in architectural details and the strong expressions of color and texture in her paintings were honed during her years in the School of Design, Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati, where she received her BS degree in Interior Design in 1967. Her love of nature began as a child while taking walks with her Aunt to pick wildflowers and the feeling of peace she experienced when communing with nature in the woods on her family’s farm. The depth and breadth of Mary’s life experiences and travel are apparent in her paintings…and, the meticulous details in her paintings instill in the viewer a sense of a personal relationship with Mary’s artistic expressions.

Mary Boehm
Mary’s painting has evolved to include the luminous colors of springtime in the desert, the depth of the colors in the mountains and the brilliant colors of Arizona’s spectacular sunsets and blue skies. How Arizona’s pure, desert light plays upon the natural landscape, and how light and shadow play upon architectural elements, become a dance that brings life to her paintings. The pleasure that Mary experiences in travel and nature is ever present in her paintings.

Mary exhibits her paintings at the annual “Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour” as well as in many arts and craft shows in Arizona. Her body of work includes commissioned paintings based upon photographs of her clients’ own travels. Mary’s work is included in the private collections of clients in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Ohio, Michigan, Utah, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, California, Canada and Germany.

Memberships

Arizona Watercolor Society
Sonoran Art League (Juried Member)  

Juried Exhibits

Arizona Watercolor Association, 2015, 2016
Desert Foothills Land Trust, 2015, 2016
West Valley Museum of Art, 2015, 2016
Wham, 2015

Solo Exhibits

GaIIo Blanco Café and Bar, Clarendon Hotel, 2014

Group Exhibits

Burton Barr Library, 2015, 2016
The Gallery at el Pedregal, 2014, 2015
Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Vistancia Arts and Crafts Show, 2012, 2013, 2014
Glendale Arts and Crafts Show, 2012
Riata Pass Arts and Crafts Show, 2011, 2012

Corporate/Foundation Collections

Desert Foothills Land Trust
Fusion Foundation

Gallery

On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251