Mary Whyte American Watercolor Artist

Current Exhibitions

Prix de West, Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale

Prix de West 
Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale

On Exhibit May 31 - August 4, 2024 
Art Sale Weekend June 7, 8, 2024 

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 
1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111


WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America


Fifty Large-Scale Watercolor Portraits of Veterans of All Ages and All Walks of Life - One From Each State

Seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America opened at The City Gallery in Charleston, SC, October 27 - December 22, 2019, with a Weekend Gala Celebration.  
Watch video from the Patriot Brunch, aboard the USS Yorktown, honoring the veteran models.  

NEXT EXHIBITION DATE AND LOCATION: July 6, 2024 - November 16, 2024
Booth Western Art Museum - 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

Public Opening with Mary Whyte:  July 20, 2024. Program will include a gallery walk at 4:00 pm reception at 5:00 pm and end with a lecture at 6:00 pm. Mary Whyte will be available to meet members and guests and sign books following the program.  
"Best of Portraits & Figures in Watercolor" workshop with Mary Whyte:  November 15, 15, 2024
Registration and Information   

PREVIOUS LOCATIONS:  The City Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina - October 27 - December 22, 2019
National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 2020 - Extended through April 11, 2021
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, June 27, 2021 – September 26, 2021
National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia, November 29, 2021 - Extended through January 22, 2023
National Museum of the United States Army, March 18, 2023 - July 14, 2023

Information about the book & how to order an autographed copy.  

In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans. WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America is Whyte's remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images including a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits will be showcased together-culminating in a timeless portrait.

"Mary Whyte's WE THE PEOPLE is a moving and important tribute to our nation's greatest patriots - the men and women who served our country with courage, selflessness and honor." Major General James E. Livingston, Medal of Honor

"Why Honoring Our Veterans Matters" In the words of a national hero, Major General James E. Livingston, Medal of Honor

Past Exhibitions

Pursuits on Paper

Pursuits on Paper
The Johnson Collection
July 29, 2020 - October 3, 2020

TJC Gallery
154 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Guest-curated by independent art historian and author Martha Severens, TJC Gallery's current exhibition features works on paper executed in a variety of media, inclduing watercolor, pencil, pastel and printed replicas of original etchings.  

Shroud, 2007
watercolor on paper
58 x 36 1/4 inches

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Portraits of Life:  The Art of Mary Whyte

May 20, 2017 - November 20,2017
UPDATE!  By popular demand, the exhibition has been extended through January 2, 2018!

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center 
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
The Making of the Art at the Buffett Cancer Center

Soar, watercolor on paper, 27 1/2 x 21 inches
Donated to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando Florida

Mary Whyte - A Portrait of Us

October 16, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Solo Exhibition at the The Mennello Museum of Amercian Art

900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 246-4278


ArtCenter Manatee

Mary Whyte:  A Portrait of Us

January 12, 2016 - February 19, 2016

ArtCenter Manatee, Kellogg Gallery, 209 9th Street, West

Bradenton Florida 34205 (941) 746-2862

Holsteins, Watercolor on Paper, 28 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches

Salmagundi Exhibition

Portraits, Inc. Presents the Exhibition: 

Today's Portraits:  Emerging Artists and Leading Masters

November 12 - 21, 2014, Salmagundi Club, New York City

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 14th, 6-8 pm

Portrait Roundtable:  Thursday, November 20th, 6-8 pm

Portal, Watercolor on Paper, 28 3/4 x 20 inches

World Watermedia Exposition of Thailand

June 11 - July 20, 2014

Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

The invitational exhibit includes watercolor artists from over 30 countries. Mary is among the 17 participating artists from the USA.

"Jigsaw", watercolor on paper, 18 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches


November 7 - 17, 2013

The Naitonal Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

New York, New York

China and International Watercolor Guangxi Interactive Demonstrations

October 20 - 28, 2013

Nanning, Guangxi, China

The Butler Institute of American Art

September 8 - November 24 2013

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio