Size: 8"W x 8"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I saw this horse at a carnival. I love carousel horses and love to paint them. This one is loosely painted, showing movement and the essence of the horse. The partial border makes one think of looking at a book or a through a paper to set off the horse itself. It is like a window of some sort.
My name is Mary McShane. My studio in Crestview, Florida is at my house, so I work on my art at any time of day. I am an artist of many subjects and media, and now am an acrylic artist and paint horses in a particular way. I will describe it later. I started painting horses when I was a child about 7 years old. I did this until I went away to college. There I became fascinated with other media and subjects. As a professional artist, I started painting in watercolor using a loosely painted, abstract style. After a while, I painted koi fish and now am painting horses again. Using paint to express the essence of my art is creative and rewarding. Smearing paint on a particular surface is exciting! Matching colors with other colors and getting a feeling or an emotion is wonderful! My aim is to make fascinating and beautiful color interactions. Doing outdoor art fairs was a valuable experience. Nothing can compare with meeting and interacting with customers, which is challenging, but usually rewarding. My aim is to get the viewer into my paintings to try to see what I see. I was an art teacher with a masters degree. I have won many awards on my paintings in the past. Now my aim is to make the viewer come into my paintings to try to see what I see.