Mary Whyte — Watercolor Artist Lecture and Book Signing

Carmel Visual Arts is proud to announce that Master Watercolorist Mary Whyte will be here to give a lecture on her amazing work. At the end of the evening, we will have a limited amount of 3 of her books on hand that will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 pm

$25 includes Wine and Cheese Reception

More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte — Hardcover book $60

This 248-page biography on Mary Whyte was Written by Martha R. Severens, esteemed author and former curator of the Greenville County Museum of Art.  The biography features Whyte’s works spanning 50 years, from childhood to present day.  A stunning art book featuring over 200 images of Mary Whyte’s paintings and drawings.

Down Bohicket Road — Paperback book $30

The 152-page book—written by Mary Whyte—includes two decades’ worth of Whyte’s watercolors depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories.Whyte has devoted twenty years to painting the Gullah culture and its remarkable women, resulting in a series of watercolors that would change her life and artistic focus.

Painting Portraits And Figures in Watercolor — Paperback $25

Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models.  Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists learn to capture not just the mode’s physical likeness but their unique personality and spirit.

Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects. Mary’s paintings have been included in many museum and national exhibitions and are in private collections in the US and abroad. Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, where her husband, Smith Coleman, makes gilded and hand-carved frames.

Mary is the author of several books:

She has been featured in American Artists, the Artist’s Magazine, and other artists’ publications, and has illustrated 11 children’s books.