Mari has been featured in galleries and shows throughout California. The beautifully flowing motion and electric colors in her abstract figurative work capture the attention of the viewer
I am inspired by dance, the human figure and the incredible beauty of my native Bay Area landscapes which define my figurative abstract paintings. I see the connections between the energies of these and depict the fluidity of these patterns. I'm passionate about the motion of figures and the energy that flows between them. I have an ongoing interest in storytelling, mythology and archetypes.
I begin my artwork in abstraction, very spontaneously, letting layers of color and line build up. Often my art becomes a dreamscape catching a moment in a story, such as a journey, discovery, communion with nature, ecstatic states, or prayer. I love brilliant color and use layers of gels, washes and pastels to create texture and line I have a lot of fun doing my art and the process often surprises me.
I have been traveling all my life, in Western Europe, the Yucatan, British Columbia, Mexico and Hawaii. The museums of Western Europe still draw me there and give an intercultural influence to my work.
Please click here to go to galley:
Please call 415-488-3499 for a convenient appointment,
or see Mari’s work at these upcoming shows
Mari has served on the PR committee of the ICB Artists Association and has been a member of ICBAA from 2006 to 2019. She served on the board of Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley and was a member of Marin MOCA serving on the Gallery Committee in 2012. Mari served on the Visual Arts Committee of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts for three years. She was a member of The Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County and the Marin Arts Council.
Her background includes being an art consultant representing modern masters such as Miro, Chagall, Dali, Alexander Calder in San Francisco and north bay galleries for many years. She became a director of sales and opened an art brokerage in Mill Valley. She changed careers opening a Clinical Hypnotherapist practice for 7 years helping clients with goal visualization, dreamwork and intuitive development. She has been a partner in Sausalito Art and Architecture for 12 years. Mari has traveled from Hawaii to the Greek Islands concentrating on the northern hemisphere including a summer spent at University of Mexico in Mexico City studying painting and drawing. She travels to France, Italy and Portugal exploring the museums and art galleries as well as the landscape and architecture of these areas.
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Mexico, Mexico City
Painting and Drawing
University of Hawaii
Sculpture & Textile Design, Minor in Art History
San Francisco Art Institute
Sculpture and Drawing
The Depot Thockmorton, Mill Valley, CA 2016
Siren Salon, "Stand Up Women", San Anselmo, CA 2014
The Salon At The Top, "Stand Up Women", Mill Valley, CA 2013
Barefoot Art Gallery, Mill valley, CA 2007
TWO PERSON SHOWS
Madrigal Gallery and Wine Tasting Salon, "Electric Colors" Sausalito, CA 2016
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley and San Rafael, CA 2004, 2005
Winter Open Studios ICB, Sausalito, CA 20 to 30 pieces in private Studio 2006 to 2018
Marin Open Studios, ICB, Sausalito,CA 20 to 25 pieces in private Studio 2006 to 2018
Vigil’s Gallery, Nevada City, CA, 2004 to 2007
FIRST PLACE IN MARIN COUNTY FAIR in the giclee catagory for “Refections” 30 X 40 2018
Juried by Donna Seagar into O' Hanlin Center Figurative Show, 2013
Juried by Tyson Underwood into Lagoon Show, Civic Center, CA 2011 & 2012
Juried by Marin MOCA juror into Figurative Show, San Rafael, CA, 2010
Juried by Marin Panel, Marin Civic Center Show, Marin, CA July, 2005 & 2006
Juried by Jody Keane Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 2004 ,
Juried by Manuel Neri, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA
Juried by Sonoma county Panel, Art Trails, 20 to 25 pieces in studio, from 1999 to 2005
Juried by Rene Di Rosa, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA,1998
Merit Award “Rainbow Woman” in “The Beauty of Woman” Show Juried by Jody Keane and M. Welle, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Honorable Mention 2004 Bodega Allied Arts Council, Fisherman’s Festival Show
Cover Art for Molecules and Women, a collection of short stories by Paola Giorgio. 2011
Artist Review March 10, 2008 CityStar San Francisco
Cover Art - March 2007 The Psychoactive Drug Journal for Physicians
Cover Art - The Mirror of IsisE Magazine
Artist as Activist show, reviewed by DeWitt Cheng – 2004
Art For Real – Art Reviews
Art Openings Ad - “THE CHANT”, a pastel – 2003 Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Hearts Desire Beach, pastel landscape done on location Pt. Reyes, CA
Peace Angel, Large pastel painting for The Peace Garden, Mt. Shasta, CA
Keker,Van Nest & Peters, Battery St, San Francisco, CA
Nik Zochia, New York, NY
The Gateway Peace Garden, Mt Shasta, CA
Sebastopol Healing Center, Sebastopol, CA
Pastel 32 X 40 "Into the Night" to the Wendy Gruber Foundation for artists
Yearly donations to LymeLight Foundation for research on Lyme's disease.
Yearly donations to Doctors without Borders, 10 percent of art sales proceeds.
Yearly donations to Environmental Defense Fund