Mary T Barton Fine Art Studio, Driftwood TX
Now to Mary...
Mary T Barton has been working with abstract painting and hand-built pottery for over 20 years.
She discovered her love of art at an early age. Both her grandmothers, her mother, and her sister were born to be artists. Mary began studying art formally when she returned to school after "growing up".
She went on to achieve her BFA in Fine Arts at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
She and her husband live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and have two grown sons, finally some girls in the family with lovely daughters-in-law, five perfect grandchildren, and two incredibly spoiled Labradors.
Mary works as both a gallery artist and a bookkeeper – working organization and creativity together. “I have been an artist my entire life, but professionally the last 20 years. I have a separate studio from our house (same property) and love that I can make a mess and leave it!”
Mary works at her home studio and displays her works at local area galleries.
"Art has always been my therapy. Whether working through difficulties, or
celebrating accomplishments... it has to remain the balance in my life.
The motion and progression that each piece of art produces, as it's being
produced, is a catalyst to maintaining my sanity.
Simply put, without art -- I most likely would go crazy!"