St. Louis, MO
Mary began her art career in St. Louis as Mary Radcliff in 1999 before marrying her husband, Jonathan Harnetiaux in 2003. Mary is known for her large-scale abstract depictions of iconic woman figures. Mary has worked with Robert Bullivant since 2002. Together they have created many beautiful reproductions of Mary's original art. They have also donated prints to several charitable organizations and believe that their gift of being able to create beauty is one to be shared. Mary is also a co-founder of the art organization Our Common Ground, nfp, based out of her hometown Greenville, IL.
Mary's infatuation with nature inspired her to start painting as a young girl. Her mentor, Anne Seal of Greenville, taught her the basic fundamentals of painting, which with years of experimentation and a natural aptitude for art evolved organically into what we see today.
Mary works with acrylic paint on large sheets of plywood. Her father and master carpenter, Michael Radcliff, builds custom frames made from bird's eye maple to house each of her paintings.
Having taken a hiatus from painting from 2003-2009 to raise her son, Mary is surfacing with a new body of work. Limited edition prints of her flagship series are available through Bullivant Gallery and include "Eve," (right) "Dame Kind," "Flora," "Four and twenty," and "The Snobs."
Mary debuted with her newest painting "Kaleidoscope" in 2009. The painting is her most personal effort; it is about starting her family. In 2010, Mary has 2 paintings on her easel and continues to actively sell and donate prints of her original artwork. She is also currently working on a project for a charity for children with terminal illnesses called "Wings in the City."
For more, please visit Mary's web site www.mariaux-art.com