Self Portrait | 24x30" oil on canvas | 2017

Self Portrait | 24x30" oil on canvas | 2017

I grew up in the hill country outside of San Antonio, and moved to Austin about six years ago. I've been creating art for as long as I can remember. At a young age I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic art mentor, Mack Hamilton Stewart, who introduced me to oil painting, which is still my preferred medium. Since then I am continuing to exploring new ideas and absorbing as much knowledge about art as I possibly can. My interest is representational figurative work, focusing on capturing atmosphere and life in a painting.  

I am a maker of things and an experienced large scale scenic artist. when I'm not painting I enjoy creating costumes, building, swing dancing, riding my horse, Windy, and cuddling my cats, Margot and Domino. 

please feel free to email me for inquiries about my work

mary.wendel@gmail.com

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018      Women Painting Women, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

2018      Solo Exhibition, Creatures Boutique, Austin, TX

2018      Bling Group Show, Art .Work, Austin, TX

2017      Solo Exhibition, Zilker Brewing Company, Austin, TX

2017      Due West, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

2016      Dinosauria, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX

2010      Solo Exhibition, Porcelain and Mishaps, The Keller-Rihn Studio, San Antonio, TX

2009     Western Art Academy, The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, TX