Escapes: By Land, Sea, and Sky — Mary Ortner

Date(s) - Oct 11 2012 untilDec 31 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Pearson Lakes Art Center


Escapes: By Land, Sea and Sky

Mary Ortner

October 11th through December 31st

Reception: October 11th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

John & Karen Goodenow Gallery


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