Questions for Mary
Apr 30, 2022
I have a list of questions for Mary that I never got to ask. A very important part of a painting practice is having a mentor you trust and will give you honest answers. Mary Gilkerson was that for me and countless others. We lost her this month.
I am determined to use what she taught me and not waste a morsel of the wisdom that she shared. Here is a link to one of her videos that is particularly meaningful (notice date – March 13, 2020). She was passionate about the art community.
I was fortunate to spend a day painting with Mary on the Congaree River. It was pouring down rain, but we pushed on to the shelter where we set up and painted for a few hours. It was time well spent. Here are my paintings from that day.
I will always have questions for Mary, but am so very grateful for all the wisdom she shared with me. The last thing she told us was, “You have what it takes.” Thank you, Mary. See you on the other side.
I am dedicated to sharing the beauty of this world through my paintings. Thank you for joining me.