New ARC Associate Living Master℠

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New ARC Associate Living Master℠

Published on March 9, 2023

ARC is pleased to welcome Mary Kay West as our newest Associate Living Master℠!

Mary Kay is a native of Asheville, North Carolina.  She was encouraged from the earliest age to express her creative and artistic nature and began painting under the guidance of her mother, a watercolor artist.  But other interests in psychology and eastern thought led her to pursue a career in Clinical and Educational Psychology and later Yoga Instruction and Yoga Therapy.  It wasn't until 2003 that her life as an artist began when she was admitted to the Fine Arts League of Asheville with Master Artist Ben Long.  She completed studies in classical drawing and painting in 2007 and moved to California to paint full time.  Mary Kay specializes in sharp focus still life, birds, and more recently trompe l'oeil.  Her work has been described as timeless, vibrant and masterful.  Her work can be seen in American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, Classic Art Gallery in Carmel and Portico Gallery in Santa Barbara California as well as the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin.  She currently lives and works in Guadalupe, California and teaches painting classes in Los Alamos, California.

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here