Mary Ellis refers to her paintings as “an adventure into the present moment”. She works intuitively with no conscious plan or intent in portraying recognizable imagery. Mary’s mission is to express her heart while bypassing her mind. Her paintings are a meditative channeling expressing her inner truth and the tremendous joy of being alive. Mary’s process is an exploration of her personal marks interpreted through energetic line, organic shapes and brilliant color. She experiences the texture, fluidity, and the immediacy of the paint as a dance. Her love of Reggae music, drumming and the miracle of pure color found in nature is what inspires her to want to create. Mary usually works on three or four canvases at a time, but she says “all of her work feels like one continuous painting” allowing her a deeper understanding of herself.
She hopes the viewer will join her in the adventure, set thought aside, and be open to allowing their senses to take in and enjoy her work on a purely emotional and visceral level.