Mary Ortner

Escapes by Land, Sea, and Sky

August 2 - August 24, 2013

Mary Ortner

Opening Reception in Gallery 72 Downstairs Gallery: Friday, August 2 | 5:00 - 9:00pm

Working in oil and a homemade wax medium, Iowa artist, Mary Ortner’s large-scale work transforms a variety of landscapes, including cornfields and desert skies, with her carefully chosen brush strokes. Ortner is a self-taught artist who took up painting while living in Washington, D.C., at the time the Washington Color School was at its height – later showing in many D.C. and New York galleries.

“What moves my hand across the canvas is that behind the face of nature – not the face itself.” – Mary Ortner