Mary Manning is an artist who works in watercolors, acrylics, and oils, with a twist: she accents many of her works with gold, silver, and copper leaf gilding. She has paintings in private and public collections across north America and around the world. She began drawing and painting in childhood, excelling in portraits of pets and people.
Like Picasso, she developed her own ways to interpret landscapes and people, flowers and birds. She learns from Klimt, Georgia O'Keefe, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, and many other artists, contemporary and classical.
She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the Southern Utah Art Guild, and the Dixie Watercolor Society. She enjoys painting in her home studio and outdoors, carrying her paints and easels with her.
"Nature and the incredible beauties of the West inspire me constantly," Mary says.