Join Mary Gilkerson for ART+WORK+LIVING Live’s Paint Camp 2019!

Painting in the North Carolina mountains! September 12-15, 2019
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.
See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

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

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.

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


Summer Greens

We’re deep in the midst of summer greens here in the Lowcountry!

I haven’t been able to paint outside for a month, the longest I’ve gone without it for ages.

Tybee Afternoon Light

| TYBEE AFTERNOON LIGHT | Oil on panel 5 x 7” $325.00 (unframed) + $10.00 shipping The south end of Tybee Island gives wide open views of the ocean in one direction, and a row of barrier islands in the other. I painted...

The Scent of the Lowcountry

The Scent of the Lowcountry6 x 6"Oil on panel I've always relaxed and let me breath out a notch when I get back to the Lowcountry and can smell that rich earthy aroma of the mud.Everybody in my very large and extended family on the island...

Marsh, Late Afternoon

Marsh, Late Afternoon 8 x 10" Oil on panel  From The Lowcountry Collection by Mary Bentz Gilkerson, inspired by sights and scents of the South Carolina/Georgia Lowcountry, a magical rich area full of captivating odors - salty air, hot sun...

The Lowcountry: Marsh, Late Afternoon

I got stopped dead in my tracks by a question not long ago.

“What’s the low country?”

For anyone raised below the Fall Line in South Carolina, the question is unimaginable.

About Painting…

Creativity Hack #2: A Space of Your Own

Studio is a state of mind. One of the keys to developing your own painting practice (or any creative practice for that matter) is creating a space of your own to work in – both a physical and mental/emotional space. Lots of people get all hung up on the physical art...

Walking: The Creative Reset Button

Sometimes you just need to hit the creative reset button…Know what I mean?Creativity takes a LOT of energy, and sometimes that energy is just gone. Burned out…

4 Easy Steps for Artists to Avoid Creative Burnout

Thank you for joining me here in my outdoor office for the day.  I want to talk a little bit about burnout. We've all been there. You know that feeling where you just are not inspired by what's on the easel, what's in your head, what's in your mind? Nothing's coming...

Instagram for Artists: Essentials for Getting Started

Instagram IS for Artists! Are you taking advantage of Instagram yet? Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms out there. And almost tailor made for artists. And have you seen the stats? Over 500 million people access the app DAILY! So you know...

5 Actionable Tips for Getting More Engaged Followers

There’s a secret sauce for making sales on Instagram and it’s not as complicated or difficult as you might be thinking.