Mary Angelico ~ born February 18 1957, has been drawing and painting almost as far back as she can remember. Developing her talent through a variety of private instruction and local community college courses, she still considers herself primarily self-taught. At age 13 she displayed a talent for portraiture and experienced her first exposure to oil painting, which continues to be her first and best loved medium of choice. At 17, she was chosen to compete as a Sterling Scholar in Art, representing her high school in a state-wide competition, eventually winning first place and receiving a college scholarship. She majored in Art from 1975-1976.
Drawing from a variety of artistic styles and influences, Mary has been most strongly attracted to the work of John Singer Sargent and inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite vision and dedication to noble ideals. Once described as an 'Illuminist Visionary', Mary acknowledges that she now considers Art to be a part of her spiritual practice, a sacred medium of Spirit.
"Since Spirit has become my teacher," she says, "my Art has taken a surprising turn. I find that by getting my little self out of the way and becoming the instrument, there seems to be no end to the synchronicity, the resources and flow in creative expressions that uplift, inspire and satisfy my soul. This, I hope, is my gift to you.