Mary Whyte


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Workshop with Mary Whyte




Mary Whyte

The Best of Watercolor with Mary Whyte: Still-Life & Portraits

3 day workshop

Monday - Wednesday, February 18-20, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm


Intermediate to Advanced Skill Levels



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$875 Members / $915 Non-members


Artist Talk, Q&A & Book Signing: 

Sunday February 17, 2019, 1-3pm

$30 Members / $35 Non-members / Free to Whyte workshop students



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Join Mary Whyte for an inspiring and educational three days of painting.  Day one will cover still life painting and the second and third day students will be painting the figure from life in watercolor. Mary will guide students in color mixing, drawing, composition, getting a likeness and creating dynamic works, as well as offer tips on marketing and the business side to being an artist. Each day will start with a painting demonstration, then the students will paint, with Mary along side offering one on one assistance and encouragement.



February 18-20, 2019


Call to be added to wait list 941-365-2032


  ARTIST Talk, Q& A and Book Signing

February 17, 2019


$30 Members / $35 Non-members / Free to Whyte workshop students

Books will be available for purchase.  Wine and light bites served.

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About the Artist Instructor:

 imageMary Whyte is an American watercolor artist receiving international recognition for her watercolor paintings of contemporary realism and portraiture. In 2016 the Portrait Society of America chose Mary Whyte as the recipient of the Society’s Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Portrait Society with past recipients including iconic artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, and Nelson Shanks. Whyte has been awarded the South Carolina Arts Commission’s prestigious Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, the highest honor for an artist given by

the state of South Carolina. Mary Whyte presents her watercolor paintings in museum exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. In the United States, the groundbreaking exhibition Working South was featured on CBS Sunday Morning©. The exhibition of 50 works depicted blue-collar workers in industries vanishing throughout the south, with the exhibition traveling to museums throughout the southern United States. Whyte’s works exhibiting internationally include the China and Foreign Countries International Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning, China, in which Mary was one of ten watercolor artists of the

world invited, and The World Watermedia Exposition in Thailand.


Mary teaches watercolor classes around the world and is the author of five nonfiction books published about her life, work, and artist instruction. A biography written about Mary titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by art curator and historian, Martha R. Severens, has also been celebrated in museum exhibitions.


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