Wildlife Banner
HOME ABOUT JOIN NEWS ARTISTS IN MEMORIAM EXHIBITS CONTACT FACEBOOK

BUTTERFLY

MARY CLOUSE

Mary

FOUNTAINTOWN, IN
SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Born in Ohio, Mary grew up with a love of two things: animals and art. Always finding new ways to incorporate her passions, she combined her love of pets and imagery with a short stop-action animation film, “Jungle Beasties in Jeopardy.”

She attended Marian University and majored in Fine Art. Her studies included drawing human figures, creating ceramic sculptures, setting stained glass or silk screening and working in oils. In her Senior year of college she was awarded the All Department Art Award, Outstanding Senior.

After graduating, Mary began a career as an interior and retail designer, working for several private design studios, department stores and retail fixture design and manufacturing firms.

She volunteered as the head of liturgical art at her church. Her illustrations and patterns were turned into fifteen foot etched glass panels that illuminated the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis, IN).

Her diversity in art includes illustrations, murals, design and marketing materials. In 2011, The Adventures of Frissle the Bear, a children’s story written and illustrated by her, was published.


"HUNT AT DUSK"

AFRICAN LIONS

Category 1 PAINTING
Medium: Watercolor
26" X 32"
For Sale: $395.00

In 2013 Mary returned to her love of painting, this time exploring the medium of watercolor. She has studied extensively under the tutelage of noted watercolorist, Sandy Ezell. Always looking to explore new avenues in the world of watercolor, Mary is an active member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and has attended a number of workshops, including an intensive workshop with renowned international watercolorist, Frank Francese. She exhibits her work in the Midwest region and her paintings have won numerous awards and entries to juried shows such as the Watercolor Society of Indiana Show (Indianapolis Museum of Art), Hoosier Salon Good Old Summertime Exhibition, Indiana State Fair and Riley Festival, including a first and second place sweep (Professional Division) in 2018. In 2019 Mary had two paintings featured in the juried Art of the Land exhibition at Minnestrista Center in Muncie.

Mary continues to explore new methods and techniques in painting with recent additions of alcohol inks, cast epoxy and watercolor, as well as media mixing with the aforementioned.


"I TOAD HER NOT TO BOX US"

TOAD AND TURTLE

Category 6 MIXED MEDIA
Media: Watercolor and Collage
26" X 36"
For sale: $395.00


"HUNT AT DUSK"

AFRICAN LIONS

Category 1 PAINTING
Medium: Watercolor
26" X 32"
For Sale: $395.00

"I TOAD HER NOT TO BOX US IN"

TOAD AND TURTLE

Category 6 MIXED MEDIA
Media: Watercolor and Collage
26" X 36"
For sale: $395.00
BUTTERFLY

MARY CLOUSE

Mary

FOUNTAINTOWN, IN
SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Born in Ohio, Mary grew up with a love of two things: animals and art. Always finding new ways to incorporate her passions, she combined her love of pets and imagery with a short stop-action animation film, “Jungle Beasties in Jeopardy.”

She attended Marian University and majored in Fine Art. Her studies included drawing human figures, creating ceramic sculptures, setting stained glass or silk screening and working in oils. In her Senior year of college she was awarded the All Department Art Award, Outstanding Senior.

After graduating, Mary began a career as an interior and retail designer, working for several private design studios, department stores and retail fixture design and manufacturing firms.

She volunteered as the head of liturgical art at her church. Her illustrations and patterns were turned into fifteen foot etched glass panels that illuminated the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis, IN).

Her diversity in art includes illustrations, murals, design and marketing materials. In 2011, The Adventures of Frissle the Bear, a children’s story written and illustrated by her, was published.

In 2013 Mary returned to her love of painting, this time exploring the medium of watercolor. She has studied extensively under the tutelage of noted watercolorist, Sandy Ezell. Always looking to explore new avenues in the world of watercolor, Mary is an active member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and has attended a number of workshops, including an intensive workshop with renowned international watercolorist, Frank Francese. She exhibits her work in the Midwest region and her paintings have won numerous awards and entries to juried shows such as the Watercolor Society of Indiana Show (Indianapolis Museum of Art), Hoosier Salon Good Old Summertime Exhibition, Indiana State Fair and Riley Festival, including a first and second place sweep (Professional Division) in 2018. In 2019 Mary had two paintings featured in the juried Art of the Land exhibition at Minnestrista Center in Muncie.

Mary continues to explore new methods and techniques in painting with recent additions of alcohol inks, cast epoxy and watercolor, as well as media mixing with the aforementioned.