Mary Sue Walsh
Studio at Rancho Faisan
Mary Sue Walsh was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1973 from the University of New Mexico. She lives on a small farm in Corrales, New Mexico,with her horses, dogs, cat and birds.
The Rio Grande Valley, with its network of acequias, adobes and small farms set against the Sandia Mountains, provides much of the subject matter for her work. She is represented in many private and coporate collections in the United States and Japan.
Each day has moments when light illuminates the landscape in a special way or when a face contains a special expression of mirth, power or softness. It is my objective to take these moments, portray and enhance them so that they can be shared by others.
The Southwestern landscape provides an endless variety of vistas, bathed in a very intense light. The deep purple shadows contrast the bands and pools of sunlight, giving the most simple settings a special mysterious quality. I find magic in this landscape and it is a joy and an adventure to pursue it.
Mary Sue Walsh
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 22 1951
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, 1973
Lived and worked in Albuquerque, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Corrales
Medium: Acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and lithography
Shows and Exhibitions
Encantada Show, Rio Grande Art Assoc annual juried show, 2014
2014 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington NM
Encantada Show, Rio Grande Art Assoc annual juried show, 2013
Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2013 online exhibit
Masterworks of New Mexico, 2010, 2011
Masterworks of New Mexico, 2008
Masterworks of New Mexico, 2007
Horses in Art Cover Competition 2007,
Paint the Parks, 2007
American Academy of Equine Art, Fall open Juried Competition, 2006, 2007 International
Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky Horse Park
Pastel Society of New Mexico National Juried Show, 2006
Kent Gallery, Santa Fe, 1990 - 1998
Contemporary Craftsman Gallery, 1977 - 1989
Art Du Monde, Tokyo, 1990-1998
Du Monde, Gallery, New York, 1990-1998
Tucson Museum of Art, Women Artists of the West, 1995
Contemporary Art Landscapes, Gallerie Quatre Pieces, Tokyo, 1995
Albuuerque Journal, Wesley Pulkka - Floral theme flaunts the power of the flower.