Something About Mary: Mary Finlayson
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Something About Mary

An Exclusive Online Exhibition Featuring Mary Finlayson.

Showing: Summer 2021

Mary Finlayson’s paintings are a celebration of color, pattern and form. Navigating themes of home, memory, and self, her interiors pay homage to the iconic works of David Hockney, Henri Matisse, and Stuart Davis by borrowing similar bright color palettes, repetitive patterns and simplified forms. Creating tightly constructed compositions unique to her own style, her works provide an intimate glimpse into each curated space. Considering the personal attachments and importance of objects, Finlayson flattens the perspective of each scene, skewing and distorting to capture the feeling of a space rather than an accurate depiction.

In her newer works, Finlayson further explores her hand motif- a symbolic gesture of openness, acceptance, and tolerance. Emphasizing texture, the series includes hand woven textiles, wool mounted on maple, and vinyl and gouache painted onto maple.

Mary Finlayson lives and works in San Francisco as an artist, teacher, and art therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University, a Graduate Degree in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, and an Arts Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Mary Finlayson will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression.