Children Add Color by Expressive Realist Artist Mary Pettis
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas, reproduction of the original oil on linen
Edition Size: 100
Canvas - $1295
Mary is an award winning Plein Air artist who works mainly from life using the direct method of oil painting called Alla Prima.
Designated in 2017 as an ARC Living Master™ (ARCLM™) by the Art Renewal Center, Mary is also a
Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), the Oil Painters of America (OPA), and the
American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).
Mary is only the 9th American Woman Painter in Art Renewal Center’s 18 year history to receive this honor.
Art Renewal Center’s definition of an ARC Living Master (ARCLM™):
“The artist has dedicated themselves to becoming a realist artist with the wish to express our shared humanity
through the visual arts. In addition, an ARC Living Master™ has mastered all of the building blocks of great art
as defined in the ARC Artist™ description, creating fully professional works of art, as well as some identifiable
masterpieces. Beyond that, they have successfully created a body of work which demonstrates accomplished
facility in their craft that compares to the masters of prior centuries. Their work demonstrates strong, reliable,
poetic sensibilities which intertwine great universal subjects, powerful original compositions and mastery over
all aspects of the craft, working seamlessly to enhance the chosen subject. They repeatedly are able to "suspend
disbelief" in the viewer eliciting empathy which is rooted in our shared humanity.
To learn more about Art Renewal Center, visit their website at www.artrenewal.org
To view all of Mary's original oil paintings go to her website www.MaryPettis.com