The WINTER LIGHT Collection

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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.
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Paintings…

Red Cedars, Bent Not Broken

Red Cedars, Bent Not Broken 5 x 7" Oil on panel These red cedars line the edge of the marsh at Lazaretto Creek, Fort Pulaski. I’m fascinated by their tenacity and resilience. They grow and thrive at the edge of the marshes and shore, turning and bending with the...

| Winter Light, Fort Pulaski | $325

  | Winter Light, Fort Pulaski | 6 x 6”, oils, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson $325 (unframed) + $15 shipping     The temperature of a Southern winter is variable. 80 degrees one day. Then  a stiff cold wind and a high 40 degrees...

| Light through the Clouds, Tybee| $325

| Light through the Clouds, Tybee | oil on panel, 6 x 6”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson $325 (unframed) + $15 shipping Breaking light through the fog and mist on the south end of Tybee. This is the one I started painting on a very foggy January...

| Lazaretto Creek, Winter Sunset | $600

| Lazaretto Creek, Winter Sunset | Oil on panel, 8 x 8”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson $600 (unframed) + $20 shipping Lazaretto Creek at sunset. At this spot you can see out over this huge, massive, expansive area of marsh, water and sky. ...

| Rice Fields, Winter Light | SOLD

  I painted this on a breezy afternoon with scudding clouds and gorgeous flickering light out over the old rice fields at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.

About Painting…

How to Deal with Artist’s Block

  Sometimes the creative flow just isn't there… Know what I mean? Creativity takee a LOT of energy, and sometimes that energy is just gone. Burned out… But there are ways to refill your creative well if it's been depleted. I've got 7 ideas for ways to reset...

Art Movies & Series: Resources for the Creative Spirit During Challenging Times

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Art Books: Resources for the Creative Spirit During Challenging Times

People say we live in challenging times. But the truth is, challenging times are a predictable part of life.  And these challenges don't have to define us or our lives. In fact we get to choose how we build and use our resilience. But you may not be feeling...

Podcasts: Resources for the Creative Spirit During Challenging Times

People say we live in challenging times. But the truth is, challenging times are a predictable part of life.  It's how we face those times, how we build and use our resilience, that defines our lives. But you may not be feeling particularly resilient at the moment. ...

5 Ways Artists Can Stay Resilient During Chaotic Times

In the face of uncertainty and the unknown, artists are particularly equipped to step up to the plate. Why? Because the very nature of what we do as creatives builds great resilience. What does it mean to be resilient? Being resilient means having the emotional...