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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…

Chasing Clouds

Ever watched rain moving in chasing smaller clouds in front of it? Almost as if the clouds are chasing each other? Almost as if they’re chasing each other? That’s what was…

Outgoing Storm Bands

Have you ever watched outgoing storm bands race across the sky after one passes through? I spent time back in September, storm season here…

Golden Hour, Tybee

The golden hour, painted at one of my happy places back at the end of summer…the huge expanse of marsh across from Ft. Pulaski. The golden…

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

About the Painting Process…

The Keys to Using Color in Painting

Teaching Color Theory used to frustrate me. Until I realized there was a better way. The easiest way to discover color is through painting. And learning that way has the added benefit of being easier to remember since most of us in the arts are kinesthetic and visual...

Relative Color: Why Color Relationships Are Important

Color is relative, impacted by a color’s relationship to the one next to it. In this video I’ll show you how our perception of color shifts…

5 Steps to Get a Unique Painting Style of Your Own

Have you wondered how to get a unique painting style of your own so that when people see your paintings, they know that you did it and not…

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…