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!

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.
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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 Painting…

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,

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How to Start Selling Your Paintings!

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A Basic Painting Palette – My Pick Of Essential Oil Colors!

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