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Mary Varnier

Freelance Portrait Painter & Artist

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Portrait of Quincy, in colored pencils
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Portrait of Diane in ballpoint pen
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*NOTE: this portrait is unfinished and has only been uploaded for the purpose of applying to a family portrait request. This portrait was drawn from three individual photos that have been consolidated into one cohesive family portrait. It is still in progress as of November 12, 2017.
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James Lambert - Gave 1 kudo
Said "hey, hey, mary !!! your work is brilliant and cleanly done-like paintings should be!!! :o))" to Mary Varnier
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Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Mary your art is extremely extraordinaire! Absolutely brilliant collection!" to Mary Varnier
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Mary Varnier - Over 30 days ago
I really appreciate that! Thank you!
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You are so welcome Mary!
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"Unnamed" - oil on mylar
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You have a wonderful imagination and style! Very intriguing and love the feather bouquet!
Kevin Phillips - Over 30 days ago
Mary, great painting! But how does oil ever dry on mylar? It would seem like you'd have to cover it with glass to keep the paint from just running off the mylar. (To me, mylar is like frosted acetate. Do you mean something else?)
Mary Varnier - Over 30 days ago
Hi Kevin! It's been forever since I've logged on, so I apologize for the delayed response.
This is indeed mylar - a frosted acetate like you said. The paint actually does not roll off of it. It adheres, and even better, every mark you make stays exactly as you put it down. I find that with canvas or paper, the paint or ink "bleeds" into the surface so my marks lose their crispness.

Just be careful to not use too much medium in your paint when you're painting or your paint will drip. Gravity is still a thing!
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"Recluse" - oil on mylar
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You truly no you medium, very NICE!
James Lambert - Over 30 days ago
Painting glass and ceramic images with sunlight dancing on and through them is not for the beginner!!! You know your stuff, mary!!! :D
Jeff Kandyba - Over 30 days ago
Very nice work!
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"Cumberland House" - oil on mylar
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Oh I love this, and I do believe I see some money trees!
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"November" - oil on mylar
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You really stretch yourself, refreshing to see!
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"Apparition" - oil on mylar - 22"x30"
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Very exceptional! Great tones and flow!
James Lambert - Gave 1 kudo
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James Lambert - Over 30 days ago
Huge smile, that is!!! :o)
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"Ruins" - 6"x6" - ink on paper
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"Death" - 6"x6" - ink on paper
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"Alcoholism" - 6"x6" - ink on paper
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"Untitled" - 16"x22" - oil on mylar
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"Hilary" - 22"x30" - ink, pastel, and charcoal on paper
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'Studio' - 36"x36" - oil on canvas
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Hahaha, COOL!
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'Self Portrait' - 22"x30" - pastel on paper
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Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Beautiful and well done!
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1] My primary medium is oil paint on mylar. My secondary medium is pen on paper.
2] I paint portraits and still-lifes, as the core of my work. I can paint and draw in whatever style, and I can paint whichever subject is asked of me. For examples, please email me and I will be happy to show you!
I am always open to trying something new to broaden my experiences and skill-set as an artist.

Awards and Accomplishments:

1] Petersburg Art League group exhibition (2014)
2] 109th Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA. (2010)
3] August Cook Prize for Excellence in Drawing. (2010)
4] 108th Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA. (2009)
5] The Sylvia S. and Miron M. Walley Memorial Scholarship. (2009)
6] Fred and Naomi Hazel Art Award. (2009)

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1] University...
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States