Original Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NMOriginal Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NMOriginal Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NMOriginal Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NMOriginal Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NM

For your consideration, an oil on canvas painting by the listed Taos NM artist, Mary Wilbanks (American, late 20th century). This highly nuanced and compositionally vital work is noteworthy for its sensual color palette, which feature subtly modified earth tones in shades of coffee browns, ochre, pale greens and gray-blues. Wilbanks is known for her nature-inspired abstract expressionist oil and mixed media works and this early circa 1980 painting displays her early explorations in organic abstraction. The painting is in excellent condition and measures 10” x 8”, framed measures are18 ½” x 16 ½”. The work is signed “Mary Wilbanks” “80” . Mary Wilbanks is a signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Wilbanks’ paintings can be seen at Envision Gallery in Taos, N.M., and Spencer Gallery, Charleston, S.C. Mary has received over 40 awards in National Shows and has appeared in many publications.


Layered Meanings: The Paintings of Mary Wilbanks, an Exhibition opening November 7, 2014, Spencer Gallery, Charleston, S. C.
One person show "Primal Patterns" November 1, 2013
A retrospective exhibition of Mary's work from the last 30 years was presented at Envision Gallery, Taos (El Prado) on October 6, 2013.
One person shows: Spencer Gallery November 2013 and 2014

Albuquerque Museum 2012: Curated SLMM exhibition
Springfield Art Museum Watercolor Now: May to July 2011, May to July 2012
Springfield Art Museum, Mo. Invitational 25th Anniversary Watercolor Honor Society, 5/7 to 7/3/2011
• Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art, Texas 2009, 2010
• Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art; 2005, 2007 Exploring Multiple Dimensions
• Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA Honor Society: 2006
• Watercolor USA Honor Society; Water Media 2000,Huntsville, Alabama Museum of Art
• Watercolor USA, 1995; 1994 Award; 1991; Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
• Watercolor Now; Watercolor USA Honor Society, Springfield Art Museum 1997
• Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibit; 1999 McNay Art Museum; Governor's Award, 1997 Museum of the Southwest, Texas; 1989 McNay Art Museum, Traveling Show
• Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Invitational Contemporary Aquamedia 1993
• Western Federation Exhibit, Albuquerque Museum, 1992, Gale Memorial Award, 1984
• National Watercolor Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Center Museum, Oklahoma, 1995 Award; 1994 Award; 1993 Second Place Award; 1992; 1991 Award
• Mississippi National Watercolor Exhibit, Mississippi Museum of Art, 1993 Award, 1992, 1989, 1987 Walter Anderson Award
• Watercolor Society of Georgia, National Exhibit, Columbus Museum of Art, 1997, 1996 Award 1992 Trust Bank Award, 1991, 1988
• Watercolor Society of Alabama, National Exhibit, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, 1996,
• Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Ohio, May 1990
Retrospective Exhibition at Envision Gallery, Taos,N.M. (el Prado) October 2012
Envision Gallery 2010.
• Goldesberry Gallery Houston 2009 duo,2004 duo, 2003, 2002
• Jung Center, Houston 2009, 2001
• Envision Gallery, El Prado (Taos), New Mexico, 2005
• Art Art Bo Bart Gallery, Taos, New Work 2000
• Preusser Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1999
• Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1998
• Weekend Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1996
• Studio Gallery, New Jersey; "A Memory of Stone" 1995
• Art League of Houston, "EDGE", 1994
• Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1992
• Acetex Energy Corporation, Houston and Chicago
• Compaq Computer Corporation; Mortgage Government Servicing Inc. Boettcher & Co.
• Houston Neurological Institute, Phoenix Global Mortgage Corporation
River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria. La. 2012
• Envision Gallery Women Artists, Taos, New Mexico 2008 Group show 2010
• Watermedia 2000, Houston; San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition; 1999Purchase Award; 1996 Award; 1994 Purchase Award; 1993 Members Award; 1992 1st Place Jurors Award;
• State of the Art '99, Invitational Parkland College Art Gallery
• Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, Colorado, 1997 First Place Award; 1996; 1991
• National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, 1996
• American Watercolor Society, International Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York, 1991. Travel Exhibit
• National Watercolor Society 73rd annual exhibit, 1994 Award and travel exhibit; 1993 Award and travel exhibit; 1992 traveling exhibit
• The Layered Perspective Walton Arts Center and University of Arkansas Fine Arts Gallery SLMM 1994
• Hill Country Arts Foundation, "Women View Art and Healing" 1990

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Original Abstract Oil Painting by Mary Wilbanks, Taos NM

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