Friday, September 28, 2012

Group Exhibition Gallery Ho NYC

I was recently in a group show in Gallery Ho in NYC with three of my paintings.  There was a great turnout opening night and I was delighted to be a part of the show with my great friend Melissa Anderson, who is pictured with me below.

Here I am with my Genevieve, who modeled for this painting.

Southwest Art Article: 21 Under 31, September 2012 issue

Here is the article the page published about my work that appeared in Southwest Art Magazine:

21 Under 31 | Mary Sauer: 2012 Young & Emerging Artist

Mary Sauer, Megan, oil figure painting
Mary Sauer, Megan, oil, 40 x 30.
Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. I was also very fortunate to apprentice with master painter William Whitaker for two years. After that I continued my education at the Art Students League of New York and at the Grand Central Academy of Art.
Style: Representational figure painting with a direct, painterly approach.
Creative Spark: Walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the other great museums and galleries in Manhattan. This gives me great insight into how the old masters rendered light and form as well as what other contemporary representational artists are doing today.
Second-Choice Career: To own a bakery. I love decorating cakes and cupcakes, baking bread, and, most of all, making all different kinds of cookies. I also am in love with playing the organ. Rocking out on the huge pipe organ at Westminster Abbey for the Queen would be pretty awesome.
One Thing Most People Don’t Know About You: I’m actually legally blind. Luckily they have perfected contacts and glasses to where they don’t need to be an inch thick anymore—the glasses I had as a kid were huge.
Biggest Fear: Water bugs—those giant, mutant cockroach things.
Pet Peeve: All of the stuff that you have to do as a painter that isn’t painting. That’s why I married my husband. He helps me with everything from building frames, stretching canvases, and shipping paintings to taking reference photos and making awesome custom wooden palettes. He’s basically my personal assistant, even though he has his own full-time job.
Future Goals: I would love to have a solo show in the not-too-distant future.
Price Range: $1,200 to $5,000.

American Art Collector August 2012 Cover

I am very excited to have my painting chosen to be on the cover of American Art Collector Magazine for August's issue!

new painting