Colorful, playful, and bold, Mary Spears’s fine art collages take you to the essence of the fruits, flowers, and ocean waves of Hawaii. A successful painter and printmaker for many years, Mary became inspired by the mosaics of Pompeii and began this exciting new direction in her work. Her collages can now be found in private and corporate collections around the world.
Each piece awakens the feeling of joyful whimsy as you view the lovely overall painting and then the little pieces of torn, hand-painted paper that make it up.
“What I’ve learned with these collages has changed the way I see images and has created a shift in my painting. Whatever style or technique I’m using, the message trumps the medium. My work is all about capturing a feeling. I ask myself, ‘How can I best express the emotion, idea, or subject?’ One of my collectors told me that each time she walks by my painting in her home, she feels the joy I experienced creating it. The painting always makes her smile. For me, that’s success.” – Mary Spears