MARY ASLIN (On Sabbatical)
“Beauty does the talking and I do the walking… actually, the dancing. When painting, I am swept off my feet by the beauty of the visual symphony before me. Light leads and I follow… enraptured.”
Mary was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, she worked as a cartographer, eventually returning to her first love of representational painting, completing private and public commission paintings.
In the following years, she continued to refine her skills, painting directly from life and studying with renowned artists, and at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA.
She has received numerous awards for her paintings, has been featured in The Pastel Journal and in the French art publication Pratique des Arts. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society, and a Master’s Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Her work has been widely collected and she is proud to show her art each summer at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach where 2016 marks her 8th year. She can be found painting outside around San Juan Capistrano and in her studio in Laguna Beach, where she occasionally holds workshops, classes, and open studio events.