"Intimate Forest" Series by Mary McInnis
March 1 - June 30, 2019
What is it about art and the creative process that causes one to spend an entire life pursuing creative outlets of various kinds: drawing, painting, photography, stagecraft, handcrafts, music, even creating a living space for troll dolls and harnesses for toy horses? This has been Mary McInnis' life pursuit.
McInnis' "Intimate Forest" series is a selection of oil paintings that depict scenes of hiking trails and light-filled woods of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She has been creating these scenes for several years as they initially grew out of her work with soft pastels.
McInnis had an early interest in art and explored various creative outlets including stagecraft, music and choral work, film and photography, as well as drawing and painting through high school and into college, culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Washington in 1987.
"Intimate Forest" will be on view in the Harbor History Museum Lobby Gallery through June 30, 2019.