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Welcome to the Art of Mary Pumpelly-Knowland

Mary uses vibrant colours and textures to express her love of flowers, animals, seascapes and other wonders of nature.  She paints in watercolour and acrylic, often incorporating mixed media and collage into her paintings.  Mary has been accepted in juried shows and has won several awards locally and nationally.  She has studied with many teachers through the Dundas Valley School of Art, the Oakville Art Society, and independently.  Some of the teachers she’s studied with include Robert Burridge, Flora Bowley, Johannes Vloothuis, Brian Atyeo, Art Cunanan, Atanur Dogan, Gordon Miller, Leslie Cochran and Shelley Prior. Mary’s work can also be found at Taste of Colombia Cafe, Oakville; and The Boutique at The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury Ontario.  She has done many private commissions and her work is held in private and public collections in Canada, the United States, Mexico, England, Europe, and Dubai.  Mary is also a Yoga Instructor having completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training with instructor Barb Leese.  She  has taught Art and Yoga to all ages, privately and through ArtHouse Oakville for children and Acclaim Health for seniors (Chair Yoga) living in Community Housing in Halton. 

21 responses to “Home

  1. Hi Mary,thank you for popping over to my blog,i love your work,especially the vibrant colours you use…one of my favorites is Sweet Dreams

    • Thank you Sandra for taking a look and your compliment! I really am enjoying your blog – you are very creative with some great ideas for mixed media. I’m looking forward to seeing some more of your posts.

  2. Hi Mary, your website is most impressive. It showcases your works beautifully. I love the slideshow of works that immediately communicates the vibrant colours of your art to the audience. I think your art shows a freedom that you posses to express and experiment with different media and techniques and a courage to break the boundaries of a certain style and make a totally different work of art each time. Looking at your samples on this site one would think that each was done by a different artist. There is certainly no cookie-cutter patterns in your art! Wonderful work!

  3. What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot? Courage! That’s what you have Mary. Beautiful work. Keep on shining 😀

  4. How nice to have found you! I see you are going to the Sketchbook Project in Downtown Oakville. If you’re participating, could you send me a link to your sketchbook? Mine will be in Oakville, if you’d like to see and smell it. 🙂 Ann

    • Thank you Vibha!! Wonderful to meet you and have you in class yesterday. And gorgeous painting you were working on. Look forward to seeing the final touches!

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