Artist of the Month Mary Saile

May, 2022

My inspiration with art began in the 70s while taking ECE classes in Junior College and discovered art with children. I found that nothing brings me more joy than working with kids to help develop their artistic talents.
In the 80s, I bought a box of beads at a garage sale for $5 and discovered that I enjoy creating jewelry. In between doodling at the Kitchen table with a cup of tea and making jewelry, I discovered polymer clay at my granddaughter’s birthday party, and was intrigued by the endless possibilities. Well, I dove right in and soon was making beautiful jewelry with it.
When COVID hit, being stuck at home, I did what many others did and started watching art videos on YouTube. I was amazed at the works of people using acrylic paint pouring techniques, so I began exploring this universe. This led me to create my first series, “Feathers”, made by pulling a string through paint. I wanted to create my own unique beach style and came up with my jellyfish series.
I created my “Burning Tree” series to honor the suffering and devastation caused by the ongoing fires in California.  I donate a proceed from each Burning Tree sold to the California Fire Foundation.

Art is fun and makes me smile and laugh. I need to do it every day.