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Biography and General Statement April, 2023

Mary St. Germain, is an American painter and Massachusetts native currently based in Jacksonville, Florida. Her studio is in the the CoRK Arts District, an active studio/gallery warehouse area.  Mary's work is in both private and public collections including: Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fl.,  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fl.,  Mayo Clinic Primary Care Center, Jacksonville, Fl., Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Fl., University of North Florida~ Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Permanent Collection, Louisiana State Medical Center,Shreveport, LA., Baptist  Hospital South, Jacksonville, Fl., Flagler Hospital, St.Augustine, Fl. United States Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (4 year term). Mary has exhibited in numerous group and private shows throughout her career.

From The Artist
I am a painter whose work is sparked by the natural world through observation and informed by memory and imagination. Enjoying the  breadth of working between genres: still life, nature, landscape, and botanicals, the ebb and flow of my personal life guides the journey.  My work is typically nature based, a recent breast cancer journey along with my primary caretaker role proving to reinforce and stimulate that interest. Nature, for me, acts as healer, supporter, and  energy source. I explore and manipulate color complexions to capture the essence  of our environment. Often, employing calligraphic line as an element. I am always seeking to uncover the spirit of the piece.
Walking through the wildflowers, entranced  by the winged things, I explore the complexities and interaction between nature, man, and our spiritual existence. I am thankful to observe the waning of life and excited by the seeds of new beginnings.
It is my belief that art and nature are the catalysts to the healing process of the human spirit. Lifting our thoughts and emotions to levels that transform our physical and spiritual wellbeing.
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