Mary Mellot

Mary Mellot focuses primarily on portrait drawing and oil painting, but has enjoyed creating award-winning work in a range of styles and mediums. Mary earned a degree in painting from the University of Texas, then pursued a career in advertising and illustration. These experiences inspired her to acquire a teaching certification from East Texas University. Mary taught gifted and talented students at Skyline Career Development Center in Dallas, Texas.  Graduate degrees from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, followed, in the fields of Transpersonal Psychology and Art Therapy. 
“Art making provides a vehicle to explore and participate in the creative process. Following a line and the energy it wants to express becomes a personal journey. This life adventure continues to provide a sense of awe and spiritual connectedness to nature, people, and the world. The gift and privilege offers a way to express my personal response and share it with hope, wisdom, humor, and love of life.”

A few highlights and awards include a Four Person Show in Durango, Colorado; Pumas on Parade in Durango, Colorado; The  Marie Moore Award, Best in Show, and Featured Solo Show, and Best in Portraiture Award at the Essex Art Association.

Mary is an Elected Artist, and an active volunteer, teacher, and monitor at the Lyme Art Association. 
  • A Century of Inspiration

    July 30 – Sept. 16, 2021

    About the Exhibition: A Century of Inspiration is an exhibit dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our beloved gallery. We are asking artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Bucolic landscapes with cows or sheep, woodland interiors, gardens beside a cottage, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, porch scenes, moonlit nocturnes, portraits and so much more would be appropriate subject matter for this show. LAA is not looking for copies of the originals or asking artists to work in a style that is not their own, but to be inspired by the subject matter, color, and spirit of the founding members of LAA.

    All participants will be eligible for the following prizes, 1st $500, 2nd $250 and 3rd $125. 

    Open to all LAA member artists. Please download the prospectus for more details.

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