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See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

Come along with me as I catch the light, color, and clouds across the landscape.

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC/GA Lowcountry, creating my latest daily painting project.

Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/ week) and special VIP previews of the new collections when they're released!

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Welcome! I’m Mary Gilkerson, an artist obsessed with capturing color & light in my paintings.
My fascination for the way that light moves through the natural world keeps me deeply connected to the spaces and places I move through on a daily basis.
Learn more here.

Upcoming Live Virtual Workshop:

CLOUDS, SKY, LAND & WATER

JANUARY 27-30, 2022

Painting Dramatic Clouds, Subtle Skies, Light-Filled Land & Tranquil Waters in either Oil or Acrylic from the Comfort of Your Home Studio!

The flat open landscape of the Southern coast is the perfect classroom for gaining confidence in capturing the elusive subjects of clouds, skies, land and water. Click here to learn more…

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More About My Paintings…

Spanish Hammock, Summer Storm

Inspired by a small plein air painting done on Tybee Island last year, “Spanish Hammock, Summer Storm” is a bit bigger studio painting…

Summer Morning, Tybee

SUMMER MORNING, TYBEE $325.00 (unframed) + $15.00 shipping 5 x 7 inch oil on linen panel Ships within 7 days

Spanish Hammock, Tybee Island

“Spanish Hammock, Tybee”, oil, Racing clouds cast strong patterns of light and shadows across both Spanish Hammock and the distant marsh on Tybee Island…

Pines on Bank

 “Pines On Bank”, oil on panel, 7 x 5″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson $325 (unframed) + $15 shipping

Storm over the Salt Marsh

“Storm over the Salt Marsh”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

The captivating odor of salty air, hot sun on warm cedars and pines, and the rich tang of pluff mud.

About the Painting Process…

How I Learned to Paint Water

As an artist who paints the SC/GA coast, I’m always looking for better ways to paint the water that’s such a huge element of our landscape…

4 Steps to Paint Skies More Effectively

How to paint the skies doesn’t have to be that complicated or challenging. The sky can be what really draws us to a painting subject. But…

How to Paint Clouds

Have you ever found painting clouds a challenge, or been unsure how to approach painting them? Clouds and sky are just as important as land…

Your Color Mixing Guide: Gorgeous Neutral Colors from Yellow & Violet

I want to share with you what I think of as being the secret sauce of color mixing. The neutral colors.

If you’ve been using more intense, saturated, rich color in your paintings,

The 5 Pillars of a Thriving Successful Artist

In this video I share five keys for becoming a thriving and successful artist! As an artist myself, these are some of the things that have…