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Photo of artist: Mary Collette

Mary Collette

417 Bay Pointe
Lexington, SC 29072

843-532-0846

Mary Collette

When I was growing up, my aunt would create paintings and draw beautiful pictures. She recorded memories of the family and places they shared. She passed away earlier this year. We now look back at her paintings and enjoy all the memories. I was always intrigued by the thought of creating paintings. My desire to paint was put on hold for many years as I worked and cared for my family. During those years, I learned to design and create posters, bulletins and art projects for schools and churches, temporarily fulfilling my artistic needs. Recently, painting has become a full-time enjoyment and learning experience.

I am a native of Massachusetts relocating to South Carolina in 2003 following my husband’s military retirement. After years of working for the government, I acquired my position as manager and bookkeeper of the Cathedral in Charleston. During my employment there, I had the unique opportunity to observe students at the Gibbs Museum of Art create paintings using a variety of techniques. I have taken instructions through Barbie Mathis, Dale Bishop, Gretchen Parker, Michael Story and Melony Stuckey. In December 2019, I joined Crooked Creek Art League which has offered me the opportunity as an artist to learn and share art.

In 2020, I won first place at the Still Hopes Exhibit for the painting, “Durango Silverton River” and 2021 receiving first prize for the painting “Waiting” in the Juried Show at Crooked Creek. That same year two of my paintings were entered into the South Carolina Fair.

Gallery Cover Artwork:

         (viewable HERE)

"Beautiful Eve"
Original Oil
24" x 24"
$750

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"Marsh"
"Marsh"

Marsh land in Mt Pleasant Oil on Canvas 20x24 inches $450

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"A Country Field"
"A Country Field"

Oil Painting 19x23 inches $450

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"Durango Silverton"
"Durango Silverton"

The Durango Silverton Railroad Won First Place in 2020 Still Hopes Exhibit Giclee Print, wrapped 24x30 inches $95

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"Savannah Steps"
"Savannah Steps"

The steps leading to an antique shop in Savannah Acrylic Painting 16x20 inches $350 - original $125 - print with frame

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"Peony"
"Peony"

Oil on Canvas 16x20 inches $350

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"Tiger"
"Tiger"

Acrylic on Canvas 28x28 inches $450

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"Jake Knotts Bridge"
"Jake Knotts Bridge"

Jake Knotts Bridge in Lexington, SC Print (original is sold) 8x10 inches $45 - Print

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"Sailing Ship"
"Sailing Ship"

Acrylic on Canvas 16x20 inches $250

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"A Beautiful Eve"
"A Beautiful Eve"

Oil Painting 24x24 inches $750

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