Mary Veiga

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

 

“My work begins with connecting with nature further deepening with spirituality and its presence in our existence. Transferring this through atmosphere,light and a strong sense of space I aim to connect with viewers to share this beauty in artistic expression. My hope and greatest reward is to share this with you.”

Growing up in beautiful Maryland farmland, Mary naturally drew inspiration from her surroundings. Spending time riding her horse through the striking abundance of the landscape instilled in her a strong sense of attachment and belonging. This inspired her to share her experience through artistic expression. Demonstrating a natural ability and interest from an early age her work began drawing many awards and recognition. Mary went onto formal training at The Maryland Institute and College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Her fine arts education continued with acclaimed landscape artists David Buckley Good, and John Brandon Sills.

In 1995, Mary began her art business as a professional artist and master craftsman painting murals, Trompe l’oeil, and faux finishes for residential and commercial clients throughout the Baltimore Washington area. Her extensive practice and training with both dimensionality of color and texture enriches the experience of her landscape paintings as she specialized in large landscape murals. Her work has won many awards and been featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Chesapeake Home and Living, The Tidewater Times, HGTV, WJZ–Channel 13, the Baltimore Sun newspaper, Baltimore’s Child, and more.

While Mary works full-time painting in Plein air as well as studio paintings including commissions and portraits. She also teaches fine art and painting at The Mitchell School of Fine Art [Baltimore]. Mary was recently juried into and participated in the prestigious 2019, 2020 and 2021 Plein Air Easton Competition, Waterfowl Festival in 2021, Brandywine Valley Plein Air 2019, Harford County Plein Air 2020, as well as Berlin Plein Air winning second place, the Stevensville Plein Air competition where she won the Award of Excellence, and the Stevensville Plein Air 2021 winning first place for the Quickdraw to name a few. Her art is represented in several Maryland galleries including Trippe Gallery, Oriet’s Fine Art, Bozzuto and Greene Art Gallery, Stoney Run Home, and the Capital Artist Collective in Washington D.C. Mary lives in Baltimore with her husband, Jeff, and two boys—Noah and Callaway. They spend weekends and summers at their Tilghman Island home and is a juried member of The Working Artists Forum and member of the St. Michael’s Art League.