Environments are created spontaneously and intuitively by Mary Witt, an artist of abstract acrylic paintings. Mary loves abstract art, having been raised on it by German parents, and enjoys making paintings that become mysterious places to dive into. Applying layers of paint and digging through and adding and subtracting the medium invents these mysterious places that the viewer can get lost in.
Being a member of Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Mary enjoys collaborating and being inspired by other artists in the collective. Mary likes working with shapes, textures, and color. Using mostly palette knives to spread paint on her canvases, she layers various colors and thicknesses to bring texture and depth to the work. The finished paintings have a playful, yet serious tone, invoking possible imagery, but also leaving a lot to the imagination.
Mary Witt has made art of most mediums all her life, but she didn’t begin painting until 1993. She has found a voice in the abstract painting process and continues to develop it by working on both large and small pieces, finding that changing scale challenges how she works. She has participated in many art workshops and exhibits around the Pioneer Valley from painting to printmaking to encaustics, finding that each experience brings something new to her paintings. She will be teaching an abstract painting class in Northampton in January 2019.