Mary Neville (artist, American, b. 1963)
As a Southern California native, Mary is inspired by the vivid colors and openness that the west coast is known for. While influenced by the beauty that surrounds her studio in Ojai, Neville approaches the canvas with the intent of expressing her physical and emotional response to personal and global events.
As a contemporary abstract painter, Mary emphasizes mood and feeling through her use of color, line and composition. It is her goal for people to feel immersed in the work, the paintings acting as portals for personal reflection.
Neville holds a degree in merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and worked in the fashion, interior design and architecture industries for years before transitioning to working as a fine artist.
In 2010, Mary started taking workshops and classes with a variety of teachers in different mediums and techniques allowing her to explore and discover her own artistic identity. Mary has been a full-time artist for 10+ years and had her first solo show in 2015.
Those experiences are reflected in her work through spatial awareness and use of color. Mary’s mixed media paintings include a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint, paper, pencil and chalk and oil pastels.
Mary is a member of The Ojai Studio Artists (OSA). She currently serves on the membership committee and directs OSA artist promotional videos.
Mary lives and paints in Ojai, California. The natural beauty of the valley and her connection to the artistic and spiritual community are daily inspirations.
10 West Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca