Artist: Mary Truelove// Welcome to my online art gallery

Mary Truelove Art Gallery

About me & my art

”I truly love color, bold color. I am also passionate about painting and happiest when creating which is to me communicating without words. My goals are to embrace the opportunity to reach out to the world through my art and make a positive influence. At the same time I must be true to myself and proclaim my voice as an artist. I enjoy water media, pastel, and oils. I do not limit my methods to the basics, but like to experiment with different collage papers, crayons, inks, and so much more.” "My goals are to embrace the opportunity to reach out to the world through my art and make a positive influence. At the same time I must be true to myself and proclaim my voice as an artist. I have been a resident of Plano, Texas for 25 years and Richardson, Texas for 7 more years. I was born and raised in Florida. At a young age I pursued art thru higher education by attending Kilgore College, Grayson County College, Collin County Community College and The University of North Texas. I furthered my education by studying with regional and nationally known artists, i.e. Professor Rob Erdle, Doug Walton, Jane E. Jones, Marilyn Phillis Huey, Polly Hammett, Virginia Cobb, Jo Taylor, Fran Larson, Frank Francese, Pat San Soucie, Paula R.. Nemec, Pat Dews, Donna Zaggota, Mary Ann Beckwith, Cheng- Khee Chee, John Pototschnik and Xiang Zhang, just to name a few."

What others say:

Mary’s work has received her signature with SOUTHWESTERN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY and won numerous awards including BEST OF SHOW, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, as well as others in local and regional juried exhibits in the Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Associated Creative Artists,Plano Art Association, and the Richardson Civic Art Society. She is a member of Plano Art Association, Richardson Civic Art Society, Associated Creative Artists, The Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and Texas Visual Arts Association. People from California to Florida have collected her work. Her community contributions have been as an Election Judge for eight years(1980-1988) for Precinct 21 of Collin County, Plano, Texas and a Stephen Minister for Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas. Mary have taken many art workshop courses on location in Taos, New Mexico, Switzerland, England, France and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Working on a new painting

Mary has been affiliated with three galleries in the past: Art Encounter (now Artist Showplace) , Anthurium Art and Interiors Galleria. Mary has taught oil painting for many years and still gets requests to do so,but she teaches watercolor only at Plano Carpenter Parks and Recreation and has for five years.

Selected group exhibitions & awards

  • 2009 “Plano here, Plano there, Plano every where”, City Hall Exhibition at Plano, Texas;
  • 2008 “The Venue”, Solo Exhibition Fairview, Texas;
  • 2008 Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas;
  • 2008 Artists’ Showplace, Dallas, Texas;
  • 2006 Two Person Exhibition: Allen Sports Association, Allen Texas;
  • 2006 “Prescriptive” Solo Exhibition, Ophthalmologists, Allen, Texas;
  • 2005 Duo Exhibition: Steel Blue Sky Consultants, Allen, Texas;
  • 2005 Open Studio, Allen, Texas;
  • 2005 “Animals”, Chamber of Commerce, Plano, Texas;
  • 2005 “Jane E. Jones group exhibit”, Artist’s Showplace, Dallas, Texas;
  • 2005, “Coffee Haus”, Plano, Texas;
  • 2005, 2008 Exhibition at the Dallas Public Library on Frankford in Dallas, Texas;
  • 2004, Two person exhibition, Open studios, Allen and Plano, Texas.

“Painting captures the heart and soul of what you are.”