Take a visual journey with me. I travel to beautiful places, paint plein air (on location) studies, bringthem 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. 

Piper Pageant -  6" x 18" -  Oil on Panel

2021 Open Studio / Shows / Appearances

As the pandemic continues to cause job loss and evictions, more Americans than ever are standing in line for food and having trouble paying their bills. Big Brothers and Big Sisters aides hard working single parent families from Sarasota, Venice and Northport. Those more fortunate among us are looking for opportunities to help.

I will be partnering with Joy Mahler at BBBS to raise funds for those in their organization in need, with a Patio Sale and Studio Tour on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from noon to 6 pm. Forty percent of all sales (40%) and 100% of the proceeds of a donated painting for auction will be given directly to BBBS of the Suncoast.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 216 Palermo Place, Venice, Fl, Noon to 6 p.m.
Guests can enter through the patio gates from Riviera Street. Assorted Dove chocolates and Champagne will offered. Masks, and social distancing guidlines will be adhered to. Please join us!
See more info here.

Jolie Bleue, Provence Colors - Oil on paper - 7" x 10" - framed $1,500.

Both the North Carolina and Florida studios are open by appointment only. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Please call me at 704-219-0391 for more information. Please send your email address if you would like to be invited to studio openings and events to maryericksonart@aol.com

Paintings in Exhibitions

A selection of new small oil paintings are available at
Helena Fox Fine Art in Charleston, SC through December

Society of Animal Artists 2020 Members Exhibition
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ Through December 2020
The triptych painting, Cathcing the Rain, has been accepted into the Society of Animal Artists annual Members Show

Catching the Rain triptych - Ruby throated hummingbirds - 9" x 15" - $3,000.00

American Society of Marine Artists 18th Annual Exhibition
September 24 - December 23, 2020 Gulf Quest Maritime Museum in Mobile, Alabama
The painting, Beach Light, has been accepted into the American Society of Museum Artists annual museum exhibition, and after Mobile will travel to these additional venues:
January 16 - April 18, 2021 Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
June 17 - October 31, 2021 Minnesota Maritime Art Museum in Winona, MinnesotaBurroughs-Chapin Museum

Beach Light - 16 x 20 - $4,500.00

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I am honored to be part of the Great American Paint In - Stories and art of and during the pandemic of Covid.

Moonrise - 6" x 8" - Oil on Linen - $900.00


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

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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