Take a visual journey with me. I travel to beautiful places, paint plein air (on location) studies, bring them back into the studio to create larger works, and share the beauty of those moments through my art. Send me an e-mail if you would like a preview of new paintings at maryericksonart@aol.com. I look forward to hearing from you, or seeing you at one of the events listed below.

Nantucket Fog

2018 Open Studio, Shows and Appearances

April 5 - First Thursday - Venice Art Walk (Last Art Walk of the 2018 season)
Palermo Studio OPEN 2 pm to 8 pm
Enjoy 10 Venice galleries and local artists. Featuring Mary Erickson's Palermo Studio
216 Palermo Place, on the Island, Venice. For more information, call 704-219-0391

July - Sept 8 Summer in Maine
Once again, Mary hosts The Nanatuck Group in Port Clyde, Maine. With a weekly changing roster of over 60 professional artist friends, Mary shares a house on Mosquito Harbor.  Artists from all over the country (and this year Russia) will be painting the St.George Peninsula and surrounding areas. In the tradition of the French Impressionists, the artists wander the coast capturing memories on canvas, painting "en plein air," then return to the house for evenings of great food, wine and art talk.                    

The house is open for visitors on select Friday afternoons throughout the summer. Please call if you are in the area and would like to see the work created each week. House (207) 372-8054 Cell (704) 219-0391  or email me at maryericksonart@aol.com

Fri & Sat, September 14 & 15 Franklin, TN
"PAP-SE Paints Franklin and the Fork"  Plein air painting event and sale
Gallery Opening  and wet paint sale 10 am to 6 pm
Leipers Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, Tennessee for more info:  pap-se.com/page/8978/leipers-fork-paint-out-2018

November 1 - 8 Charleston, SC
Mary will be in Charleston for the annual meeting of the American Society of Marine Artists, and will be painting on location for Helena Fox Fine Art. A benefit lecture and demonstration for a local conservation group will be scheduled. More info to be announced…

Nov 15 - Dec 15 Marshville, NC
In residence at High Ridge Gardens in North Carolina. High Ridge Gardens is open to the public, and the guest house and studio are available for nightly or weekly rentals. Enjoy this serene birder's retreat, paint, photograph, relax, wander the grounds, feed the horses and take in this quiet country setting for a day or a week. For more information see www.HighRidgeGardens.org or contact Dennis at 704-624-4043.

Evening Sojourn
24" x 36" - Oil on Linen

August 22 - August 25th, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
The painting "Evening Sojourn" has been accepted into this exhibit:
The 8th annual Artists for Conservation Festival (AFC)
A multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international, and regional artists, films, live demos, music and cultural performances. The AFC Festival 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) and Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF) from August 20 - 25th, 2018.

"Childhood Memories" 
  30" x 30"  -  oil on linen
The painting "Childhood Memories" has been selected to be on display at the American Embassy in Prague, with the United States Art in Embassies Program.
Will be available for purchase after 2020.


Silent Skies is an international collaborative art project depicting the world's endangered birds. There are 678 endangered species of birds in the world! Artists from around the globe have come together to create a super-mural mosaic highlighting each species, which will form the artistic centerpiece of the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver in 2018. Mary Erickson is a contributor of ten paintings to this effort, and a member of The Artists for Conservation. Here are the paintings that are part of the mural:

Stolen Painting ALERT!
This original oil painting on canvas was stolen from the Boston, MA distribution center of BAX GLOBAL
(now DB Schenker) on August 8, 2008 on its way to Sheldon Fine Art in Newport, Rhode Island. Because of inconsistencies in their story, we suspect an employee of the shipping company was involved, and that the painting is in the Boston area.

#3889 Ocean Light, Unframed size 24” x 36”
Framed in 4” wide gold wood frame
Reward offered

Please address any information to maryericksonart@aol.com.

In addition to the above exhibitions, I will be creating new work for my premier galleries listed below.   Please feel free to contact the galleries directly or you may contact me via email at maryericksonart@aol.com  I appreciate your interest in my art. Many thanks.
Helena Fox Fine Art
106-A Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina

Anderson Fine Art Gallery

3309 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia

Palm Avenue Fine Art
10 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, Florida

Sheldon Fine Art - Naples
460 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, Florida

Sheldon Fine Art - Newport
59 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
1520 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Gallery at Somes Sound
1112 Main Street
Somesville, Maine

The Englishman Fine Art & Antiques
365 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, Florida

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