Mary Whyte American Watercolor Artist


Masters of Watercolor

Although watercolor has been recognized as a quintessentially American medium, it is receiving increasing attention globally.  A new book publication from Russia called Masters of Watercolor features one of Mary Whyte's paintings on the cover, and includes works by many of the world's finest contemporary watercolor painters.  This fall Mary Whyte will be joining several artists to paint in China.

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Mary Whyte Meets George W.

An Artist and a President
Recently Mary Whyte was invited to Dallas to “talk art” with George W. Bush.  The former president took up painting five years ago, and during the visit inscribed his recent book to Whyte with “From one artist to a really fine artist.”
Read the Post and Courier column here. 
Read the Tidelines blog here. 


Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Exhibition

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

Conducting with a Paintbrush!

Charleston Symphony Orchestra concert, Friday, May 26, 2017 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
As the winner of the Pursuit of the Podium fundraising contest, Mary Whyte conducted a short piece during the curtain raising concert, Sunset Serenade, on the steps of the U.S. Custom House, kicking off Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston's fourteen day arts festival through June 11th.  Brava Mary! 
(Photo by Jack Alterman) 

Watch the video here! 


Artist and Subject: Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson

The Gibbes Museum of Art presents an Artist talk:
Artist and Subject:  Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson
Artists Mary Whyte and Mary Jackson will talk with Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack about their work, their relationship, and the role of the artist and the sitter. 
In partnership with Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Wednesday, May 31
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $10 Students/Faculty, with ID


Portrait Society of America, 2017 Conference in Atlanta Georgia

Portrait Society of America
2017 The Art of the Portrait Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 - 23, 2017
Mary will be demonstrating and speaking at the conference.
Artists from all over the world are gathering for a weekend of unforgettable moments.  See over thirty artists demonstrating, discussing techniques, and methods.  Network with fellow artists from all over the world and have an individual artist-to-artist portfolio critique.  Opening night includes 15 artists painting together in one room from live models, demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions.  Whether you are a professional full time artist or you desire to take your art to the next level, they have a program to benefit you.  
To Register: or call 1-877-7724321

Painting:    Aspen Leaf, by Mary Whyte
                    watercolor on paper
                    19 x 28 1/4 inches


In 2016 the Portrait Society of America chose Mary Whyte as the Society’s Gold Medal recipient. A renowned watercolor artist, Mary is also a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned international recognition.
Gold Medal Announcement 
Truth, Skill and Vision - these three words are engraved on the reverse side of the Portrait Society's Gold Medal. This award, presented annually by the Portrait Society, honors a lifelong dedication to excellence, as well as recognition of a distinguished body of work that serves to foster and enhance fine art portraiture and figurative works in America.
Past recipients have included some of America's most renowned artists including Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Nelson Shanks, Philip Pearlstein and Burton Silverman.  Join us as we congratulate Mary Whyte as her name is added to this impressive roster of artists of achievement.

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