My work has to go through complexity and confusion before finding clarity and purpose. When I start to hum and sometimes whistle, I know I’m headed in the right direction.
When a painting is flowing, honest and spontaneous, time flies and I paint and sing as if no one can see or hear me.
ABOUT MARY BARNETT
I was born in Amory, Mississippi and have lived my adult life in Colorado, Illinois and Arizona. Having graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, I have taught art at both the middle and high school levels.
I am married to Gary, my high school sweetheart, and have spent most of my adult life as the wife of a College Football Head Coach. Our two children and six grandchildren are probably our greatest accomplishments.