I am mostly self-taught, but I have been fortunate to take workshops with noted artists Jeanne Carbonetti, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Cheng Khee Chee, Nicholas Simmons (RIP my friend), Bob Burridge, John Trees, Catherine Anderson, Robbie Laird, and Ning Yeh. I also have taken online workshops with Flora Bowley, Chris Cozen, Carol Nelson, Jodi Ohl, and a few other artists I admire. I believe that you can never stop learning, and I love to try different techniques and explore with color and texture. Sometimes, that “what if” experiment turns into something beautiful, and it’s always a lesson learned.

I have expanded my arsenal of tools to include not only pure transparent watercolor on paper, but also acrylic and mixed media on canvas and board. My mixed media paintings are so rich with texture that you want to touch them – and I encourage that!


Artist Profile

Mary Lou Arnold