Featured Artist Mary Mirabal

Abstract expressionist Mary Mirabal paints what she describes as, “…the colors of my soul” as she captures the bold and colorful landscape of New Mexico. View her website to see more of her work.

 

“Choice” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Choice” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

My art career began in 2014 after much time spent on personal discovery. I was in my mid-fifties and had spent the better part of thirty plus years in sales and marketing careers. Downsized from my job, the prospect of looking for new employment was gloomy.

 

“Traveler” Acrylic on Canvas , 12” x 12” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Traveler” Acrylic on Canvas , 12” x 12”

 

After deep soul searching, I asked myself what was it I wanted to do next? What would make me happy and fulfilled? What was the next chapter of my life going to look like?

 

“A Conscience Breath” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 30” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A Conscience Breath” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 30”

 

I’d kept a secret to myself for many years. One I never spoke out loud. Through this soul searching, I realized I had the time and passion to pursue that secret – to paint.

 

“At a Crossroad no 2” Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 20” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“At a Crossroad no 2” Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 20”

 

I’ve been an art collector for many years and greatly admired artists. There was this little voice inside my head telling me I too could paint. Little did I know that all these years a gift was waiting to be unwrapped.

 

“Celestial Choir no 2” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Celestial Choir no 2” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

Abstraction found me as a style. I don’t think it was a conscious decision to paint abstractly. I paint intuitively with bold colors and composition.

 

“Santa Fe Dream” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Santa Fe Dream” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”

 

Most of my work is inspired by the splendid beauty of northern New Mexico, especially the Santa Fe area. Painting is a spiritual pursuit for me. I paint the colors of my soul. While I may live in sunny Florida, my soul resides with the crystal blue skies and majestic, sacred mountains of New Mexico.

 

“Song of the Water” Acrylic on Canvas, 9” x 12” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Song of the Water” Acrylic on Canvas, 9” x 12”

 

My paintings start with a blank canvas and no perceived idea. In my mind I have a vision of what the painting looks like, but it’s nothing tangible, just a feeling.

 

“Sunrise Springs” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36” by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunrise Springs” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”

 

Once I start applying the first layers of paint, the fun begins with layers and more layers and removing and adding more layers. Favorite tools are my hands and palette knives.

 

“Calling All Angels” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”by artist Mary Mirabal. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Calling All Angels” Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

I currently exhibit my work in Florida galleries and through various social media platforms. Having a marketing background has certainly proven useful in the business side of art. I’ve recently joined VIDA as one of their fashion designers using my artwork. My artwork translates very well to fashion and home décor accessories.

 

Artist Mary Mirabal in her studio. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Mary Mirabal in her studio

 

I love being a full-time artist and continue to challenge myself to reach farther and push my limits to explore, create and learn. I hope you’ll visit my other sites and follow along on my journey.

 

Artist Mary Mirabal invites you to follow her on Instagram, Facebook and VIDA.

 

Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Subscribe to our twice-monthly Updates, and get a free e-book on Where to Sell Art Online right now!

YES PLEASE!

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.