Sonoma County Artist Mary Robertson's work will be presented for the first time at the George Krevsky Gallery from September 12 through October 19th. More than 35 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings on paper will be featured in this collection of works depicting the leisurely activities of summer afternoons seen from her back porch in Guerneville.
The Russian River flowing past redwood trees, inner tubes, beer coolers and sunbathers, appear on canvas, panel and paper. During warm months, Mary heads out to "her office," Johnson's beach, to sketch and photograph scenes that inspire future paintings. Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, and her mentor Gordon Cook have influenced her work. "Do one thing" was the advice she received from Cook. In following Cook's advise, Mary has chosen her path and done exceptionally well.
A former art director at Focus magazine, Rolling Stone, and Rags magazine, Mrs. Robertson now paints full time at her studio on the Russian River. She received the Academy Award in Art in May 1993 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which described her art as "joyous and meditative paintings…..colorful stimulations of contentment and sacred play."