See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

Come along with me as I chase light, color, and clouds across the landscape.

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.

Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/ week) and a special VIP preview of the new collections when they're released!

Welcome! I’m Mary Gilkerson, an artist obsessed with capturing color & light in my paintings.
My fascination for the way that light moves through the natural world keeps me deeply connected to the spaces and places I move through on a daily basis.
Learn more here.
The Smalls Collection
I’ve pulled together a selection of the small paintings, some of my favorites.
These paintings range in size from 4 x 6″ to 8 x 10″, and a few long ones, one of my favorite formats to work with since it emphasizes the strong horizontals of the flat country I love to paint.
A small painting makes the perfect gift for family and friends.
Happy Holidays! ~ Mary

Learn From Me

Colored Pencil Secrets with Sandra Angelo

Part 1 Part 2 This week I welcomed back my friend, Sandra Angelo, in two livestreams on my Facebook page. We had a great conversation about art in general and did a deep dive into one of her favorite topics, Colored Pencil Secrets. I was a drawing major in...

How to Decide What to Paint

00:01 Hey there. I had a conversation with one of my students this week that I just had to share because it's one I've had with so many students, so I think maybe you'll be able to relate. What she asked me about was finding something to paint that...

What’s the Main Key to Becoming a Successful Artist?

What do we mean by being a success in art? In this video I talk about the key to becoming a successful artist. The key to that question is knowing what success means to you. You can’t create a success path unless you know what success means for you....

Three Myths About Being Successful As An Artist

There are three keys to consistently making art that you love, that feeds your soul, as well as having an impact on the world.

So in order to have that sustained, sustainable, creative practice, you need to build a solid painting practice. You need to develop an engaged audience and you need to nurture a sustainable creative mindset.

I talked about the first a good bit last week.

The second is what I’m going to talk about today, and that is to build an engaged audience.

I’m going to be focusing entirely on that engaged audience component.

There are three myths about being successful as an artist that I want to debunk because they lead directly to a lot of people not being able to do that.

A Painter’s Life

See Throughan Artist’s Eyes!Come along with me as I chase light, color, and clouds across the landscape.In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/...