Like We Were Yesterday

"I am a mixed media artist, primarily working on canvas with pigment sticks, water-soluble pencils and crayons, oil and soft pastels, acrylic paint and ink, markers, spray paint, and gold foil. My current work is focused on examining the unique way that the filter in my brain alters my vision. I am interested in trying to convey to the viewer how it feels to have so many visual disturbances. I want my paintings to show history, to give clues to their making. I hope for the viewer to find a connection, or see something they recognize. I feel as though my work is often about community; about connecting, sharing joy, belonging, expressing, explaining... I want the journey of creating this mixed media work to not only be for me, but also for the viewer. I hope that when my work is completed, and someone is standing before it, that person can feel the energy and joy that was laid onto the canvas. The history of all of the paint and marks my hand brought to the piece is theirs to discover, to seek and keep as their own. My intentions for each piece are literally written as first marks, and then the rest is an ebb and flow of adding, altering, subtracting, seeking, and pondering."

- Mary Payton

Prints are produced on demand on stretched canvas, acrylic plexi, or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States.

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