Santa Rosa painter Mary Vaughan’s exhibits her abstract, yet narrative paintings, exuding a strong painterly quality and a fascination with nature, land forms and earth entities.
Vaughan strives to evoke meaning beyond the obvious with visual metaphor.
From her Eco – Abstracts based on the intuitive impulse of Nature to her “Bio – tiques” whereby Vaughan combines the biotic world with antique or vintage parts, this artist finds unique ways to bring the past or the traditional into the contemporary.
Vaughan holds an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Maine College of Art in Portland. She has worked as a full time painter in Santa Rosa, California, since 2001. Raised in Nebraska by a father whose love for old fonts and color as a commercial printer and a mother whose literary interests ignited intellectual thinking, Vaughan continues to nurture her ties to the Midwest and lives part of each year in Santa Rosa and Hastings, Nebraska, where she was born and raised.
Second Saturday Gallery Reception:
November 10, 5pm-8pm
Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists.